Washington (CNNThe FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen, a personal lawyer and confidant of President Donald Trump, Cohen’s attorney confirmed to CNN Monday.

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One source familiar with the matter told CNN that included in the documents authorities seized was information related to Stephanie Clifford, better known as porn actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with Trump in 2006 that the White House has denied. A source familiar with the matter said the search warrant was very broad in terms of items sought, and another source said the search included bank records.
Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, said in a statement that the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York had executed “a series of search warrants” including at his office, and “seized the privileged communications” between Cohen and his clients.
Trump slammed the move Monday as a “disgraceful situation” and “an attack on our country.” A White House official said Trump had been watching TV reports, and that the President knew about the raid before the news broke.
The Monday raids included the Loew’s Regency hotel where Cohen has been staying, according to a source familiar with the matter. There were approximately a dozen FBI agents involved, the source said.
Additionally, The Wall Street Journal reported the raid included Cohen’s home.
Ryan’s statement called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary,” and said federal prosecutors had told him it stemmed partially from a referral by the office of special counsel Robert Mueller.
A source close to the White House warned that Mueller’s decision could push Trump in the direction of taking action against the special counsel’s office.
This source, who has long said the President could still fire Mueller based on conversations with Trump and close advisers, believes the President could view the raid as crossing a red line and said among the actions Trump could take is replacing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who has oversight of the probe.
Story is still breaking (and so is Twitler!!!), but bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations are among the possible charges. Makes me wonder where the “home equity loan” that Mikey got to pay Stormy actually came from. Russia, perhaps? We shall see!


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28 responses to “Raid!!!

  1. Kathy McGinnis

    Consigliere busted. Hmmm. Popcorn plz!
    Happy to see you back. You’ve been missed.

    • Thanks, Kathy. I just updated an old Manafort poster (don’t tell anyone!). I couldn’t let the momentous occasion go by without a Raisin salute. 😀

  2. It’s been a heck of a night, Nonnie! Great fun.

    • It sure has been, Elyse, and I suspect the story is going to get even better. I can’t wait to see what chess game Mueller is playing. If he referred it to the U.S. Attorney in Manhattan, then it’s not about Russia. Does that mean that it’s about Stormy? If so, then why wire fraud, bank fraud and campaign finance violations? Is it about where Mikey got the money? What he spent it on? Something else? I am hoping that this scares the shit out of Felix Sater. If he talks, they don’t need Mikey to talk. Sater is the link to Russia. Oh, this is going to get interesting! 😆

      • chezmoi

        Hey, Nonnie! Good to see a tasty new raisin appear in my muesli this morning.

        You are making a lot of excellent points here. I’m thinking it was triggered by the blatant idiocy of the payment and their respective reactions, which opened the door to all these questions.

        • Hey chez!

          Of course this all started, because Twitler is an insecure horny asshole who hired an asshole to cover his tracks. Cohen thinks he’s Ray Donovan, but he’s more like Michael Scott in The Office. I think it would be hilarious if Stormy or the Playboy centerfold mistress are the ones who take Twitler down. It’s quite telling that the only lawyer who doesn’t seem to need a lawyer is Michael Avenatti.

  3. Very glad to see this — I was beginning to wonder if you were off the air permanently!

    Mueller’s investigation does seem to be coming to a head. Trump is said to be furious (don’t know if that’s really very unusual, though). Let’s hope the bug-spray can is full — Trumpland is brimming over with creepy-crawlies.

    • Hi Infidel! 😀

      You’re not rid of me yet! I didn’t Photoshop for a while. Another one of the doggies died (just 2 weeks after my sweet Boobear). Then Parkland happened (it’s near here), and I was just gutted.

      I did start to Photoshop just recently. I started remaking all the logos of Sinclair Broadcasting stations. I have 28 of them done so far. I’ve been posting them on the Twitter feeds of the stations and the anchors who I can identify in the infamous video. One was nasty to me, so I was nasty back. Another one didn’t answer me. She just blocked me. I call that a win! 🙂

      I don’t think Mueller is anywhere near done. I think the entire Twitler dynasty is so corrupt that, every time they find one crime, there are 3 more to investigate. Maybe Mueller is timing it so that Pence (also not innocent) won’t have enough time to do any harm once Twitler is in Club Fed. Thoughts and prayers. 😉

  4. singe

    A night made for Schadenfreude, vodka and big slice of that fantastic chocolate cake that so won over the President of China….

    • Hiya Singe! 😀 Twitler and Mikey can eat what Trevor Noah just called their Bullshit Burrito while we snack on the most delicious slice of chocolate cake ever.

  5. Donald Watson

    It’s nice to see you posting again! Thanks, and lets get ready for impeachment!

    • Hiya Don! 😀

      Not sure how I feel about impeachment. Does Twitler deserve to be impeached? Absolutely. However, I think Pence might be ever worse. I am hoping Mueller drags this out for the next 2 years so Twitler’s tiny hands are tied. If we can turn Congress blue, they can minimize the danger. If not, I think maybe I’ll start looking at real estate in Costa Rica.

  6. the rub

    welcome back knoodles! we know that mueller is lightyears smarter than twitler so it’s nice to speculate that he’s timing this investigation to keep pence out of office. i agree that pence wouldn’t be much of an improvement. we also have to speculate that there are powers that be protecting both mueller and our country from this nightmare. we have to believe that the united states is smart enough not to allow the likes of twitler and his mafia to bring this country down. that may be naive but it’s the only strand i’m holding on to right now.

    • To die — to sleep.
      To sleep — perchance to dream: ay, there’s the Loonietic!

      I think your spellcheck went a little off the rails. 😉

      It’s not only Mueller who is lightyears smarter than Twitler and his fixer. Michael Avenotti, Stormy’s lawyer, might be the one who was driving this particular train. As I mentioned above, unlike every lawyer attached to Twitler, he doesn’t need a lawyer to defend him. He’s also very easy on the eyes and the ears. He was made for TV, and every show wants him. That keeps this story alive. He’s playing it perfectly. He has Twitler and his little schmeckel Cohen painted into a corner. Avenotti is playing chess, and Twitler and the schmeckel are playing tic tac toe and losing every game.

  7. singe

    I am not sure if we are better off watching trump swing slowly in the wind right up to 2020 or watching Pence’s wife give go full Malocchio on any women she perceives to be interested in showing their ankles to him.

    • I’d say it’s six of one and half a dozen of another except for the fact that Pence is more evil than Twitler as far as his agenda goes, but he’s more palatable for those not paying close attention. Rethugs would back Pence, no matter how bad his policies are, because he wouldn’t be as openly batshit crazy as Twitler is. On the other hand, Pence and Mother don’t bring out the manic cultishness of the Twitler followers. He’s Cream of Wheat, and there won’t be many flocking to rallies for him.

  8. Hoo boy has the investigation gotten interesting. Anyone with any sense should know that Twittler just proves that he and his bunch of hoods are guilty. He who yells the loudest is always guilty. I just love the intrigue. I wonder if El Trumpo is sleeping at night? I saw a very red face of Twit somewhere. If he is not careful he’ll bust an artery.

    I am so sorry that you lost another dog. It is very hard to lose a pet.

    I am sure the Parkland shooting shook everybody in that area to the core. I can only imagine your feelings. I still think about it and I am not even close. The morons keep attacking the young man who has become the voice of the school. He is way smarter than any of his attackers. I can’t believe what adults say or write publicly.

    • Good to see you Yvonne.

      It certainly has gotten interesting, in a disaster movie kind of way. I don'[t think Twitler is sleeping very well at night. He’s probably falling off the toilet when he’s tweeting in the weewee hours.

      Losing Pudgie so quickly after Boobear was devastating. Macho is the only one left now. He and Pudgie were like little bookends.

      My sister and I went to a march to Coleman Douglas about a week or so after the massacre. It was sponsored by a small local sporting goods store. The owner expected 50 to 100 people. There were 2 or 3 thousand people. We walked at dusk the mile and a half to the school. The first thing we saw as we turned the corner where the school is located were 17 wreaths attached to a fence. Then there were so many candles and flowers and signs that it was too much to take in. What really broke me, though, was seeing bicycles still in a fenced enclosure within the fence in front of the school. There were maybe a dozen bikes there, and I stood and wondered who they belonged to. Were any of them bicycles the victims rode to school that day or were they left there by other students when they fled? Even now, I’m sitting here crying as I think about it. When anyone attacks any of the Parkland kids, I feel like they are attacking my kid.

      • Noonie I can imagine that just making the march was gut wrenching. If you had a child that went to that school in the past then it really makes an impact. The shooting was all so unfathomable and senseless. I’m not anywhere remotely close to the area but I feel for anyone involved or near. I am sure that day will live forever in the minds of the folks in Parkland. I know the grief of the parents will never go away. Those youngsters were in the prime of their young life and destined to achieve may good and great things. The bicycles must have really made an impression. Perhaps they did belong to some of the kids. I hope that shooter gets the death penalty but it is my bet that he will be declared insane. He should never see the light of day again.

        I suppose that one consolation is that you have one pet left but losing two very close together is just too much. I was in your shoes back in December and January when I lost three of my most favorite cats. Granted one was 18 1/2 years old and the other two were a bro and sis that were 16 /12 years old. They were my healers and always by me when I cried or very depressed. Then my sis died 3 weeks ago. I feel sad most days but one manages to carry on.

        Tale care Noonie and I hope that maybe you can rescue another pup in need. Sometimes it does help with grief.

        • My son didn’t go to that school, but I’ve passed it dozen of times. I was going to go to the Walmart the shooter went to after the shooting that very day, but I turned on the news, saw something was going on and decided to go to a different store. I thought it was just going to be a false alarm, but when I was in the other store, I saw that my sister had texted me to say 16 were dead. I burst out crying in the middle of the aisle. The other death was reported later.

          I don’t want the shooter to get the death penalty. What will that achieve? Another dead kid. I would rather they have psychiatrists, psychologists, profilers and whoever else might be able to dissect his thought process swarm all over him in hopes that they can figure out what makes someone like him tick and how to prevent someone like him from killing in the future.

          Macho is it for me. I can’t take the heartache of losing any more puppies. We lost my sister in October, so I can understand what you’re going through. ❤

  9. aha! I had already followed you (it’s Mom to Miss M from dailykos). I thought it sounded familiar. and I haven’t been blogging much in the last year due to too much loss in my life…..hopefully that simmers down some time soon and I can get back to blogging to my heart’s content.

    • So glad you came to visit, tobya! I know what you mean about lost. It seems like it’s been one after another in my family, both human and canine, and blogging is the last thing you think about.

      Omigosh. I just went over to your blog. Your mom died exactly 2 days before my dad. The last time I saw him was on my birthday, the day before he died. My condolences on the loss of your mom and your dear little Eddie.

      Let me know the next time you are going to be in South Floriduhhh. We can have lunch and curse Twitler the entire time! That always gets me out of the doldrums! 😉

      • My condolences on the loss of your father. It’s been tough for us both then. yuck. I lost both my cats, my brother and my mother in 18 months to the day. I could use a break already!! Didn’t you live in Minnesota? But now you’re in Florida? Oh lunch and cursing the chump sounds marvy but I doubt I’ll be going to Florida, at least not willingly 🙂 Sorry, too many bad memories dealing with things for my mother, not to mention how crowded it is there. Well, at least southern Florida where my mother lived. I do plan to do more blogging once Miss M graduates and is off to college. I’ll be looking for your posts!! Or I’ll see you on dailykos 🙂