Raid on his lawyer abuses attorney-client privilege

FBI raids offices of Trump’s lawyer seizes documents related to porn actress

But on Monday the heat was turned up even more when the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided his home, office and hotel room, seizing records which pertained to the Daniels payment and other matters, according to the New York Times.

"He is the prototypical straight arrow", Kevin Marino, a New Jersey attorney who's a longtime friend of Berman's, said in an email. "They found no collusion whatsoever with Russia".

The new details on the Cohen raid emerged as the president boiled over on Twitter about it and evidence that investigators are zeroing in on his inner circle. He has been writing about this issue, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Michael Cohen's establishments, and he joins me now. "If he does not hold up, this could end very very badly for [President Trump] and others". The exact reason for the raid was unclear, but reports Monday indicated that the matter was referred to the FBI by Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading the Russian Federation investigation.

Earlier in the document, however, Cohen's lawyers also cited Daniels' own previous public statement denying the affair herself, which she had issued through her lawyers on January 10.

"This may mark the end of the kind of cooperation that Trump's lawyers have been involved with", Dershowitz said Monday in an interview.

The New York Times first reported that the subpoena covered records related to both McDougal and Clifford, and The Wall Street Journal was first to report the Trump Organisation subpoena.

A spokesperson for the Trump Organization declined to confirm to The Journal that prosecutors had requested the Daniels documents.

The lawyer told CNN he would reconsider the payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels, which came on the eve of the 2016 election, because of the fallout has affected his family.

Trump's tunnel vision about widening legal probes surrounding him and his White House may not reflect reality, or even the views of many supposed allies on Capitol Hill, but it's a powerful driving force behind his actions, as everyone waits with dread to see what happens next following Monday's Federal Bureau of Investigation raid targeting his personal lawyer Michael Cohen. The raid of his office was overseen by the USA attorney's office in Manhattan and based in part on a referral from Mueller. He had ordered White House Counsel Don McGahn do the deed back in June of past year and was only dissuaded when McGahn threatened to quit.

"He certainly believes that he has the power to do so", she said at Tuesday's (Wednesday NZT) press briefing. Rosenstein has repeatedly said he has not seen any reason to dismiss Mueller.

Apple forced to pay troll
Apple then pursued another appeal, but the company lost and has been ordered to pay $439.7 million in damages. Apple has been dealt what may be a short-lived blow in a long-fought battle with VirnetX.

On Capitol Hill, a bipartisan group of four senators moved to protect Mueller's job. She was paid $150,000 for her story, according to CNN.

Michael Cohen, personal lawyer for President-elect Donald Trump, gets into an elevator at Trump Tower, December 12, 2016 in New York City. "There are several possible crimes that might have been committed by the circumstances of the hush money, but these are appropriately investigated by a USA attorney, not by special counsel appointed to investigate Russian interference in the election".

The White House insisted Trump was focused on the response to Syria following the country's apparent use of chemical weapons on civilians over the weekend, killing more than 40 people.

President Trump attends a meeting with senior military leaders at the White House on Monday.

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Fox News' John Roberts contributed to the report.

"I would be lying to you if I told that I am not (worried)", Cohen told CNN. "The less the president said on this whole thing, the better off he would be, the stronger his presidency would be".

The mood at the NSC this week was described as grim, with aides fearful over Bolton's plans.

"There were real feelings between the two of us, not just myself, not just him", she has said.

Nunes, who has been signaling that Congress could take action this month, declined to comment.

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