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FBI raids Trump's private lawyer in what he calls ‘total witch hunt’

Tuesday - 10/04/2018 07:26
FBI agents have raided the home and office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, seizing business records that reportedly include details of payments to porn star Stormy Daniels.
Police and security outside offices of US President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen, New York, US, April 9, 2018 © Andrew Kelly / Reuters
Police and security outside offices of US President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen, New York, US, April 9, 2018 © Andrew Kelly / Reuters

Daniels (real name Stephanie Clifford) claims to have had an affair with Trump a decade ago, and was paid $130,000 in the weeks before the 2016 election to keep quiet about it. Asked about the payment and the reported non-disclosure agreement Daniels had signed (but Trump had not), the president said he had no knowledge of it.

Federal prosecutors in New York are investigating Cohen for possible bank fraud over the payment, according to The New York Times.

“It's a disgraceful situation. It's a total witch hunt,” Trump said on Monday evening, commenting on the news about the raid. “They raided the office of a personal attorney early in the morning. It's a disgrace.”

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