April 12, 2018
What could possibly be the excuse for the FBI raiding Trump’s lawyer over sex scandal info?
Breaking attorney-client privilege in this manner is a seriously huge thing, legally.
You can’t just do it over nothing, and I don’t see what sex scandals have to do with anything.
The F.B.I. agents who raided the office and hotel of President Trump’s lawyer on Monday were seeking all records related to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Mr. Trump was heard making vulgar comments about women, according to three people who have been briefed on the contents of a federal search warrant.
The search warrant also sought evidence of whether the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, tried to suppress damaging information about Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign.
It is not clear what role, if any, Mr. Cohen played regarding the tape, which was made public a month before the election. But the fact that the agents were seeking documents related to the tape reveals a new front in the investigation into Mr. Cohen that is being led by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan.
The disclosure comes a day after it was revealed that the authorities also sought documents from Mr. Cohen related to payments made to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump, Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford, as well as information on the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing the women.
The new details from the warrant reveal that prosecutors are keenly interested in Mr. Cohen’s unofficial role in the Trump campaign. And they help explain why Mr. Trump was furious about the raid. People close to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen regard the warrant as an attempt by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to pry into Mr. Trump’s personal life — using other prosecutors as his proxy.
The timing of this can’t possibly be a coincidence.
This is designed to put pressure on Trump over the Syria thing.
This sex stuff is obviously personally distressing. I don’t know if it is true or not, and I don’t care, but either way I’m sure it’s putting pressure on Trump’s marriage. It’s also just embarrassing.
They are attempting to get him on edge.
They are also playing some angle. They’re going to keep pressing this campaign finance angle.
Cohen did do some Jewy shit and try to bill the campaign for the payoff. Allegedly. But that’s his own thing, nothing to do with Trump and nothing to do with the sex scandals themselves.
Obviously, Mueller telling the FBI to raid Trump’s lawyer over a sex scandal is shadier than anything Trump couldp possibly have done.