FBI agents raided the office of one of Trump’s personal lawyers Michael Cohen on Monday at the request of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Since the Stormy Daniels documents are outside of Robert Mueller’s scope of the Russia investigation, Mueller is required to consult with Deputy AG Rod Rosenstein before he is allowed to expand his mandate.
President Trump lashed out at the FBI raid on Michael Cohen as “an attack on our country.”
According to the Washington Post, FBI agents took Cohen’s computer, phone and personal financial records as part of the search of his office at Rockefeller Center.
The New York Times first reported the FBI raid collected documents related to Michael Cohen’s payment to porn star Stormy Daniels in October of 2016.
Michael Cohen’s attorney hit back and released a statement following the raid.
Monday evening Trump blasted AG Sessions and the Mueller witch hunt.
Ahead of a briefing from Senior Military Leadership Monday night, President Trump blasted the FBI’s raid of his personal lawyer’s office, calling it a disgraceful situation and an attack on the U.S., according to White House pool reports.
Trump also criticized Attorney General Jeff Sessions for recusing himself from the Russia investigation, adding that no one in looking at the other side of the probe, an apparent reference to Hillary Clinton.