Tuesday 22 January 2019

FBI raided offices of Trump's lawyer, certain 'commmunications' seized

President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP)
President Donald Trump (Evan Vucci/AP)

Makini Brice

The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the offices of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Cohen has been at the centre of a controversy surrounding the payment of a porn star who has alleged that she had sex with Trump and was paid money shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about it.

Stephen Ryan, Cohen's lawyer, confirmed to the New York Times that a raid had taken place and that certain "communications" had been seized.

"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," said Ryan.

Donald Trump has called an FBI raid of the offices Mr Cohen “a disgrace”.

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