Mueller has raided the home and offices of Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, as approved by a Trump appointee.
Trump is calling the raid — which certainly signals that Mueller has evidence of wrongdoing on the part of Cohen and possibly Trump himself — an attack on our country ...
Trump calls the Russia investigation "an attack on our country."— David Mack (@davidmackau) April 9, 2018
"I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, a good man, and it's a disgraceful situation, it's a total witch-hunt" pic.twitter.com/moUMW31mfj
Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen M. Ryan, said that U.S. prosecutors conducted a search that was partly a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller ...
“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,” Ryan said in a statement ...
A source familiar with the investigation said that among the items the FBI and the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan sought in the raids were information on the origins of a $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.
Cohen has said that he paid the $130,000 settlement money from his own pocket through a personal home equity loan. Trump, in comments to reporters on Air Force One last week, said that he did not know about the payment.
The FBI and U.S. Attorney’s office on Monday also sought any emails between former White House communications director Hope Hicks and Cohen about a false and misleading account that Trump helped prepare of a June 9, 2016, meeting between Trump’s son Donald Trump, Jr. and son-in-law Jared Kushner and a group of Russians who had promised “dirt” on Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, another source familiar with the investigation said.
Such emails would not be covered by attorney-client privilege, this source said, because Cohen did not represent Hicks.
Ryan, in his statement, called the search warrants executed by the U.S. Attorney’s office in Manhattan “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
Looks like Mueller does not fear the consequences, which could very well be Trump attempting to fire him and take whatever comes from that action.
Trump responds to question "Why don't I just fire Mueller"— TheBeat w/Ari Melber (@TheBeatWithAri) April 9, 2018
"Many people have said you should fire him... we'll see what happens, I think this is disgraceful and so do a lot of other people, this is a pure and simple witch hunt" pic.twitter.com/llJrXhig42