[Ed. – NOTE: Hearing on the radio news update just now that Cohen’s HOME was also raided. It doesn’t sound like Mueller has been observing the constraints of his special counsel charter. If he were — if he were looking at “Russia/counterintelligence” matters — he could have made no such open-ended referral to DOJ/FBI. This is, in fact, a fishing expedition.]
The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. …
The seized records include communications between Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, which would likely require a special team of agents to review because conversations between lawyers and clients are protected from scrutiny in most instances.
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