Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Trump lawyer's office, seizes Stormy Daniels documents

Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Trump lawyer's office, seizes Stormy Daniels documents

Long-time Trump lawyer Marc Kasowitz came to Washington to meet with the president and his lead attorney on the Russian Federation probe, Jay Sekulow, said a person familiar with the matter. If approved, Trump would be the first sitting president to be deposed since former President Bill Clinton during Ken Starr's special counsel investigation.

A third official said some Republican leaders have tried privately and in public to warn Trump of the possible political consequences of trying to shut down Mueller's inquiry, but said it's "not clear" if they have had any impact. McDougal was paid $150,000 for the rights to her story by American Media Inc. AMI has said she was paid to become a fitness columnist.

Mueller's office and Justice Department have not yet commented on the Monday raids.

The FBI also seized e-mails, tax documents and business records, according to a person briefed on the matter. That logic is unlikely to soothe Trump, who is reportedly itching to fire Sessions, Rosenstein, and Mueller. She did not say where the advice came from. "You can't use it as end run around to get to the client", Litman said.

The raid was overseen by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based in part on a referral from special counsel Mueller, said Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan.

U.S. President Donald Trump railed again Tuesday about Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen's NY office and a hotel where he had been staying, calling them "a total witch hunt".

"I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys", Trump said Monday, as reported by CNBC. The agreement, included as an exhibit to the lawsuit, was reached 11 days before the 2016 presidential election as Trump's campaign grappled with multiple allegations of his sexual misconduct.

In addition, the warrant said it related in part to election laws.

A spokesman for Mueller's office did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office at the Southern District of NY declined Fox News' request for comment. The New York Times first reported Monday's raid.

"I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the NY action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller", Ryan said in the statement.

The president also complained about Session's decision to recuse himself from the Russian Federation investigation, a longtime sticking point for Trump, who felt that his top Justice Department official should have done more to protect him.

There have been few signs that Mueller was interested in investigating the payment, though.

McConnell also tells reporters he doesn't believe Mueller will be removed.

White House lawyers Ty Cobb and Donald McGahn have been telling Trump that firing Mueller would leave the president vulnerable to charges of obstruction of justice and have said that he must have "good cause" to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oust Mueller, the officials said.

Earlier this week, for instance, he promised to soon unveil a forensic sketch of the unidentified "thug" he said threatened Daniels in 2011 to keep quiet about the alleged Trump affair. Daniels has said the affair happened in 2006.

Late Tuesday, " Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, tweeted he and his customer would "fully cooperate" with any investigation between the $130,000 cost.

Cohen also told Lemon he was very loyal to President Trump. In the email, the representative said funds had been deposited in Cohen's account.

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