FBI Raided Offices of Trump’s Lawyer

Michael Cohen

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) raided the offices of U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen, the New York Times reported on Monday.

Cohen has been at the center of a controversy surrounding the payment of a porn star who has alleged that she had sex with Trump and was paid money shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about it.

Stephen Ryan, Cohen's lawyer, confirmed to the New York Times that a raid had taken place and that certain "communications" had been seized. "I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller," said Ryan.

(Reporting by Makini Brice; Editing by Eric Beech)

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