We're not that Michael Cohen

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The details in court papers came as lawyers for Cohen and Trump sought to block the Department of Justice from examining records and electronic devices, including two cellphones, seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday from Cohen's residences, office and safety deposit box.

Twitter users who share the common Jewish moniker with Trump's attorney were simultaneously amused and abashed as news of their namesake's legal jeopardy broke around the net. If Mueller and his team get Cohen to flip, the President has far greater criminal exposure than he ever has previously.

"We are in unchartered territory", he wrote in his column.

President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen broke his silence Tuesday evening talking with multiple media outlets about the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids that targeted his office, home and hotel room. "He should be allowed to finish the job he was assigned".

Legal expert says a raid on a lawyer's office is used as a last result. "They" were carrying a warrant that a U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY had sought and a federal judge had approved; they were not burglars in the night.

He also speculated that Cohen may have lied to the First Republic Bank when he obtained a loan and set up bank accounts to pay Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence on her alleged affair with Trump.

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Monday's raids of attorney Michael Cohen's home and office followed a referral by U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who for almost a year has been looking into whether the Trump campaign colluded with Moscow.

Grassley, an Iowa Republican, says he has confidence in Mueller and Trump should, too, adding: "It would be suicide for the president to want to talk about firing Mueller". More senior-level departures are expected in the coming weeks, said two people familiar with the dynamic but not authorized to discuss it publicly.

This also could represent a line of attack against Trump by Mueller that Mueller didn't feel he could take himself.

An attorney for Michael Cohen filed court papers in Los Angeles late Monday asking to dismiss Stormy Daniels' claim as a frivolous lawsuit. The seizure of records should have followed applicable procedures for searching an attorney's office records to protect legitimate attorney-client privilege.

I've been saying for a while now that the President's alleged affair with the adult-film star Stephanie Clifford (aka Stormy Daniels) is not what he should be anxious about, both because his evangelical base has given him a "mulligan" on his alleged affairs, and because marital infidelity is not by itself an impeachable offense. Trump officials have denied he had relations with either woman. Nervous White House aides expressed new fears about the president's unpredictability in the face of the Cohen raid, which he viewed as an assault on a longtime defender and a sign that Mueller's probe into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign was "going too far". Instead, he was dealing with what he again called a "witch hunt", and a "disgrace".

Federal Bureau of Investigation special agents, working under the authority of the U.S. attorney in Manhattan, seized records relating to Karen McDougal, the former Playmate who said she had a 10-month affair with Trump, and Stephanie Clifford, the porn star known as Stormy Daniels, who said she had sex with Trump just once, according to the person.

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Mueller, of course, has an ace up his sleeve, since anything the Southern District team uncovers that relates to Russian Federation would be referred back to the special counsel's office anyway.

The raid infuriated the president, who said publicly it was a "disgrace" that the Federal Bureau of Investigation "broke into" his lawyer's office.

It was not carried out by Mr. Mueller's team, but rather handed off to the normal Justice Department chain of command, and carried out by agents and prosecutors from the Southern District of NY.

The raids infuriated Trump, who tweeted "Attorney-client privilege is dead!" on Tuesday.

The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team.

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