Raid related to payments to women accusing Trump

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

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Donald Trump has again been venting his fury, following the F.B.I.'s raid of the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen, his personal lawyer and fixer. And Manafort, facing serious financial charges in two courts, is under strong pressure to flip.

Federal prosecutors in nyc are requesting the Trump business to turnover documents associated with the $130,000 payment made by President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen to adult movie star Stormy Daniels, a disclosure which includes daily soon after federal agents raided Cohen's home and office. It reported that Trump went ballistic in December after reading that Robert Mueller had subpoenaed bank records from Deutsche Bank pertaining to Trump Organization business and that Trump wanted to fire Mueller.

In this case, George Papadopoulos, a foreign-policy adviser to the Trump campaign who met with people with links to the Kremlin, provided the low-level entry points. "Going in and seizing a lawyer's computer [poses] a lot of danger to the government because there is, built into that process, the invasion of the attorney-client privilege", Hall continued. He's a former federal prosecutor, and he recently ran as a Democratic candidate to be IL attorney general. He bitterly complained that the raids were meant to ruin Cohen's life and expressed frustration that it was another front from which to attack his presidency, according to a person familiar with the conversations but not permitted to discuss them publicly. "So they just went in, and that is hugely significant".

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Rod Rosenstein, the veteran Republican prosecutor hand-picked by Trump to serve as deputy attorney general, personally signed off on Monday's Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to raid the office of Cohen, Trump's personal attorney and longtime confidant, several government officials said.

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And if the potentially privileged material is challenged, the burden of proof is on the prosecutors to show that they made "zero use of privileged material" and their investigation was not in any way influenced by it. It is less common in white-collar investigations unless prosecutors fear that a subject or target may destroy, conceal, or move evidence outside the district's jurisdiction.

But the top Democrat on the House Intelligence Committee, Adam Schiff, said it was a Trump-appointed prosecutor who had sought the search warrant, which was in turn approved by a judge.

Police and security stand outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the location for the offices of U.S. President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen which was raided by the F.B.I. today in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 9, 2018.

"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. Getting a warrant to search an attorney's office is not easy.

"... Even assuming Mr. Cohen's statement can be interpreted as insinuating that Plaintiff is a liar, it is substantially true", Cohen's lawyers wrote.

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The prosecutors obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel in the Russian Federation investigation, Mr Robert Mueller, according to Mr Cohen's lawyer, who called the search "completely inappropriate and unnecessary". But the raid was prompted, at least in part, by evidence or allegations uncovered by Mueller's team.

When host Don Lemon asked Cohen if he was anxious about the search, the president's attorney said he "would be lying" if he said he wasn't.

"So clearly, the affidavit was strong enough to warrant this kind of action", he added.

The raid made the effort more hard because of Trump's anger over the raids, all three officials said. The source said Cohen kept extensive electronic records.

Trump's explosive response to news of the raid may help to explain why it was carried out by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, rather than by Mueller's team.

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The Monday raids included the Loew's Regency hotel where Cohen has been staying.

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