Monday evening, President Trump responded to news that the FBI raided both the home and office of his personal attorney Michael Cohen. The move was allegedly orchestrated on a tip from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, although not as part of his Russia probe.
Yesterday afternoon, acting on a referral from Mueller, FBI agents executed a search warrant against Cohen. According to reports, agents seized documents related to several issues, including a payment Trump’s lawyer made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Responding to the raid, Cohen’s lawyer Stephen Ryan confirmed Mueller’s involvement.
“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Ryan told The New York Times. “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.”
Suffice it to say, this is an egregious abuse of power and an overreach of judicial authority. It also proves that the animosity towards Trump is real and the effort to remove him from office is powerful and deeply rooted.
Of course, the question is: who is going to put an end to it? Given the president’s reaction to the news, the answer to that could be “Trump and very soon.” Appearing visibly frustrated, he spoke to White House reporters about the FBI raid on Cohen.