Trump blasts FBI raid on Cohen: 'Attorney-client privilege is dead!'

Trump blasts FBI raid on Cohen: 'Attorney-client privilege is dead!'
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President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — Presented by Xerox — Twitter's algorithm boosts right-leaning content, internal study finds Ohio Democrat calls Vance an 'ass----' over Baldwin tweet Matt Taibbi says Trump's rhetoric caused public perception of US intelligence services to shift MORE early Tuesday launched a fresh wave of attacks after the FBI raided the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

The president in two tweets posted just after 7 a.m. declared that "attorney–client privilege is dead" and called the ongoing investigation into Russian election meddling headed by special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerSenate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG Barr taps attorney investigating Russia probe origins as special counsel MORE a "total witch hunt."

Investigators reportedly seized information related to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, whom Cohen has admitted to paying $130,000 weeks before the 2016 election, in a Monday raid on the attorney's office. Daniels claims the payment was intended to buy her silence about an alleged affair with Trump more than a decade ago.

The deal with Daniels has raised questions as to whether it constituted an unreported donation to the Trump campaign, as Cohen claims that he supplied the money himself without his boss's knowledge.


Cohen and Trump have both denied the affair, and on Monday the president called the investigation into Cohen a "disgrace" and hinted that he was once again considering having the Justice Department fire Mueller.

“It’s a real disgrace,” Trump told reporters at the White House. "It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”

“We’ll see what happens. … Many people have said, ‘You should fire him,’ ” he added when asked if he will move to have Mueller fired. “Again, they found nothing and in finding nothing, that’s a big statement.”