The Federal Bureau of Investigation has just raided the offices of President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
The move comes just weeks after Stormy Daniel’s famed ’60 Minutes’ interview where she alleges she was paid hush money in an attempt to keep silence on an affair she had with the president before he took office.
According to the New York Times, the F.B.I. seized all of his records, including texts and emails relating to payments given to Mrs. Daniels, including communications he had with President Trump.
Trump’s attorney claims the president had no knowledge of the payments, but the FBI’s raid might prove otherwise.
“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”
As far as Trump’s texts and communications to his attorney, they might not be fully protected by attorney-client privledge, depending on the nature of the conversations.
This is still a developing story.