By The Daily Wire. On Friday, new details surfaced about the FBI’s investigation into Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, and it appears as though the investigation is not related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
ABC News reports: “Federal prosecutors say Trump attorney Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation focused on his personal business dealings; the investigation is independent of the Mueller probe.”
JUST IN: Federal prosecutors say Trump attorney Michael Cohen is under criminal investigation focused on his personal business dealings; the investigation is independent of the Mueller probe.
— ABC News (@ABC) April 13, 2018
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DOJ: Michael Cohen ‘Under Criminal Investigation’
By CNN. . .The revelation comes amid a courtroom drama that unfolded Friday, as Cohen’s attorneys and Trump’s attorneys began a fight hours before with the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan over a massive raid of Cohen’s records.
Cohen’s attorneys have filed a temporary restraining order in the matter, asking the court to stop federal prosecutors from using some of the records they seized. Cohen did not appear in court Friday morning and has not been charged with a crime.
In response to Cohen’s motion to prevent prosecutors from using evidence collected in Monday’s raids of his home and office, the US attorney in New York asserted the raids were authorized by a federal judge to seek evidence of conduct “for which Cohen is under criminal investigation.” . . .
But the filing contains the first details released by the Justice Department on the searches, which covered Cohen’s residence, hotel room, office, safety deposit boxes and two cell phones. Previous search warrants allowed New York federal prosecutors to search multiple email accounts, the filing said. In them, they found that Cohen had done “little to no legal work, and that zero emails were exchanged with President Trump.” (Read more from “DOJ: Michael Cohen ‘Under Criminal Investigation'” HERE)