Federal Bureau of Investigation raids Trump lawyer's office, hotel room

Michael Cohen has long been the keeper of Donald Trump's secrets from his business dealings to his personal affairs. One legal expert says the seizure of Cohen's records

"When you're a star, they let you do it", Trump said.

Others say he's actively considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and paving the way for someone more malleable to rein in the Mueller probe.

The FBI's raid on President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer's home and office Monday took Washington by storm.

Moscow has denied US intelligence agencies' findings that it meddled in the 2016 presidential campaign and sought to tilt the race in Trump's favor.

But he lashed out at the "never ending and corrupt Russia Investigation, which takes tremendous time and focus".

Trump reacted to the raid of Michael Cohen by calling it a "witch hunt" and "an attack to our country". Trump could argue that is unconstitutional and fire Mueller himself or fire Rosenstein and put in someone who will fire Mueller.

While the search was overseen by the U.S. attorney's office in the Southern District of NY, the lawyers regard it as a direct extension of Mueller's investigation.

However, in a Off Camera meeting with CNN Tuesday, " Cohen explained: "I am unhappy to own my own personal house and office raided.

A source familiar with the raid told CNN that agents also secured Cohen's computer, business files and financial documents. He also said that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "broke in" to Cohen's offices.

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A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office at the Southern District of NY declined Fox News' request for comment.

The decision was Berman's and was approved by senior Justice Department officials within Rosenstein's office, a source told CNN's Laura Jarrett.

On Capitol Hill, Republicans were divided over Trump's implicit threats to possibly fire Mueller, while legislation to protect the prosecutor remained stalled. So let's say you're a prosecutor in Manhattan at the Southern District of NY, and you want to get a search warrant of an attorney's residence. The implications, for Cohen and for Trump, are potentially explosive.

While Cohen told Lemon that Monday's raid on his home and office was "upsetting to say the least", he also did not blame the agents who participated in the search.

Prosecutors are investigating whether Cohen engaged in bank fraud, wire fraud and violations of campaign finance law, as The Washington Post previously reported. But the issue has yet to be fully resolved and the disagreement has played out in conservative media, primarily Fox News, likely drawing the attention of their most powerful viewer: the President. "I think maybe Trump has met his match in this guy". Evidently word got to Warner that Trump was talking about dismissing the special counsel, and Warner tried to head him off at the pass. Instead of just going to your supervisor and getting your supervisor's approval and then going to the judge, you actually have to get the United States attorney himself, who is somebody appointed by President Trump who is overseeing the entire office.

I believe it is up to every member of this institution, Republican or Democrat, to make a clear and unambiguous statement that any attempt by this president to remove special counsel Mueller from his position or to pardon key witnesses in an effort to shield them from accountability. would be a gross abuse of power. "Ever since I have been working with Donald Trump, Michael Cohen has been around".

The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team, which in addition to investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is also examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice.

It's no wonder that the President is so sensitive about Cohen.

Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One last week that he did not know Cohen had arranged the $130,000 payment for Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, just days before the 2016 election to prevent her from publicly speaking about her alleged 2006 sexual encounter with Trump.

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