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Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

Trump says all calm at White House, vents about Russia probe

The FBI was also looking for evidence that Cohen tried to suppress damaging information about Trump during the 2o16 campaign, the Times reported.

"They obviously had reason to believe they could not trust Cohen enough to subpoena him and wait for the response", said Jeffrey Cramer, a former USA attorney in Chicago who spent 12 years at the Department of Justice. The report described Cohen as a sort of "Ray Donovan" to Trump, with the moniker alluding to the Showtime series about a Hollywood fixer who can make stars' troubles go away.

Trump's explosive response to news of the raid may help to explain why it was carried out by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, rather than by Mueller's team.

But because it was not about Russia, Mueller alerted Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein.

"The raid is seismic", Democratic Senator Richard Blumenthal, a former federal prosecutor, told MSNBC, adding such searches by the Federal Bureau of Investigation indicate the possibility a crime was committed.

The decision was Berman's and was approved by senior Justice Department officials within Rosenstein's office, a source told CNN's Laura Jarrett. Rosenstein has repeatedly said that he has not seen any reason to dismiss Mueller.

US President Donald Trump: "Fake & Corrupt Russia Investigation. headed up by the all Democrat loyalists, or people that worked for Obama". But the raid was prompted, at least in part, by evidence or allegations uncovered by Mueller's team. Whatever the subject matter of this particular investigation, it apparently falls outside of Mueller's jurisdiction and thus resulted in his referral to the NY prosecutors.

In this case, Mueller opted to refer the matter to federal prosecutors in Manhattan.

Monday's high-profile raid on Cohen's offices, home and hotel room mark the latest twist in a legal drama that experts say could pose serious risks for Cohen and Trump alike.

The contract said she would have to pay $1 million for each time she disclosed anything about her relationship with now-President Trump.




Agents also seized records related to a $130,000 payment made to Daniels, who says she had sex with Trump the same year as McDougal.

Stormy Daniels is cooperating with the federal investigation into Michael Cohen, according to sources.

Several former officials at the Federal Election Commission have said the payment appears to be a violation of campaign finance laws, and multiple Washington-based groups have filed complaints with the FEC, urging it to investigate.

Some White House allies think that this one, like numerous administration's pockets of turbulence, was brought on by Trump himself - specifically, by comments he made last week aboard Air Force One, when he claimed he had no knowledge of the payment Cohen made to Daniels, according to three people familiar with the discussions. Trump told reporters last week that he did not know about it. On Tuesday afternoon, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, the White House press secretary, suggested that Trump had the power to get rid of Mueller without going through the Justice Department.

Cohen'so attorney, Stephen Ryan, did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.

The raid on Mr Cohen though takes the probe close to the Oval Office. "Do I need this in my life? No".

"I have confidence in Mueller, the president ought to have confidence in Mueller, and I think, to answer your question, it would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller", Grassley said on Fox Business Network.

And to the extent that Cohen, part of Trump's innermost circle, might have knowledge relevant to Mueller's inquiry, we can't rule out the possibility that his own legal troubles could induce him to co-operate in the Russian Federation probe.

Some of his companies that owned medallions were given names such as NY Funky Taxi Corp, Mad Dog Cab Corp and Sir Michael Hacking Corp. Freidman was charged past year by state prosecutors with pocketing $5 million in state transportation taxes.


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