If you’re a lawyer for Hillary Clinton, defending her for compromising national security and then destroying evidence, you’re invited in for an interview, given full immunity, allowed to keep control of damaging evidence, and then destroy said evidence after the interview.
If you’re a lawyer for President Trump, the Deep State monsters, led by Robert Mueller, raid your office — even though there’s no hint of impropriety and make your life a living hell. That’s exactly what happened today in New York.
At the direction of Special Counsel Robert Mueller, the FBI raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday. They seized records related to several topics including payments to pornographic-film actress, Stormy Daniels.
This is the latest twist in the long-running probe of the Trump campaign’s alleged collusion with the Russian government in the 2016 president contest. Operating under a broad mandate, Special Counsel Mueller has indicted several senior Trump staffers on issues not directly related to collusion.
Here’s the scoop per The Hill:
The FBI has reportedly raided the office of President Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
The bureau raided Cohen’s office on Monday and seized records related to several topics, including the $130,000 payment he arranged to adult film star Stormy Daniels days before the election, The New York Times reported.
Daniels says the payment was “hush money” intended to keep her quiet about an alleged affair with Trump.
Cohen’s lawyer said the federal prosecutors obtained a search warrant after a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller.
Here’s more from the New York Times:
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.”
Mr. Cohen plays a role in aspects of the special counsel’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election. He also recently said he paid $130,000 to a pornographic-film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who said she had an affair with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford is known as Stormy Daniels.
Mr. Ryan said Mr. Cohen has cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to congressional investigators looking into Russian election meddling.
The payments to Ms. Clifford are only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said.
We all knew it was just a matter of time before Mueller began looking into the Stormy Daniels matter. At this point, it’s obvious what his plan is… He wants to get Trump sworn and under oath, interview him, and then try to catch him in a lie about his affair with Daniels.
It’s exactly what they did to Bill Clinton in the 1990s and it’s the quickest path to impeachment.
What’s your take on the matter?
Do you believe the president is
innocent of collusion?
Do you think he slept with Stormy Daniels?
Does it really matter if he did?