On Monday afternoon, the FBI raided the home, office, and hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal attorney, Michael Cohen. Cohen is also the national deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee. According to The Washington Post, Cohen is now “under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations, according to three people with knowledge of the case.” Documents seized from Cohen include records regarding Cohen’s self-stated $130,000 payment to Trump one-night-stand Stormy Daniels. According to one source, “Investigators took Cohen’s computer, phone and personal financial records, including tax returns, as part of the search of his office at Rockefeller Center, that person said.” Communications between Cohen and Trump were also seized.
Trump immediately termed the situation a “witch hunt” and an “attack on our country in a true sense; it’s an attack on what we all stand for.” He also took to Twitter to state that attorney-client privilege was “dead.”