WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) – Federal agents carrying court-authorized search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen.
Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan says the search warrants were executed by the office of the U.S. Attorney for Southern District of New York but they are “in part” related to special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.
Ryan says agents seized “protected attorney client communications.”
He is not elaborating on the contents. Ryan says the use of the search warrants is “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
Cohen is Trump’s longtime personal lawyer.
President Trump calls FBI raid of the offices of his personal attorney Michael Cohen ‘a disgrace’ and calls the investigation by special counsel Mueller into election meddling `an attack on our country.’
He has been under heavy public scrutiny in recent months for his payment of $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims to have had sex with Trump once in the mid-2000s while he was married to now-First Lady Melania Trump.
The State of Texas investigating why the non-disclosure agreement wasn’t properly signed when it was notarized.
That alleged agreement, for which Stormy Daniels was paid $130,000 by one of President Trump’s lawyers was notarized in Forney, just east of Dallas.
The Texas Secretary of State confirms it wasn’t signed by the Forney notary public.
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