The Manhattan offices of longtime Donald Trump personal attorney, Michael Cohen were raided by the FBI this afternoon. As expected, Cohen’s attorney went into a bit of a panic, calling the raid “unnecessary and inappropriate” among other things.
“Today the US 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. 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. The decision by the US Attorney’s Office in New York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary. It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his clients. These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath.” Cohen attorney Stephen Ryan said in a statement.
ABC News (@ABC) reports, the specific nature of the warrants were not disclosed. The US Attorney’s Office told ABC News they had no comment.