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Politics Trump calls raid on his lawyer's office 'an attack on our country'

02:31  10 april  2018
02:31  10 april  2018 Source:   nbcnews.com

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WASHINGTON — President Trump angrily unloaded on his top law enforcement officials on Monday night, complaining that the F.B.I. “broke into” the office of Michael D. Cohen, his personal lawyer , and assailing two early-morning raids as a “disgraceful situation” and an “ attack on our country in a

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blasted the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, following news that investigators had raided the office of his personal attorney. He called the search " an attack on our country ."

Image: Donald Trump cabinet meetingTrump again suggested he had not ruled out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller. © Provided by NBCU News Group, a division of NBCUniversal Media LLC Image: Donald Trump cabinet meetingTrump again suggested he had not ruled out firing Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

WASHINGTON — President Donald Trump blasted the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday following news that investigators had raided the office of his personal attorney, calling the search "an attack on our country."

Earlier in the day before the president met with senior military leaders at the White House, the FBI raided the New York office and residence of Michael Cohen, seeking information about a $130,000 payment the attorney made to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election, sources told NBC News.

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President Donald Trump says the FBI raid on his personal lawyer Michael Cohen is " an attack on our country ." The F.B.I. raided the office and hotel room of

Federal prosecutors for the Office for the Southern District of New York executed search warrants at Cohen's law office located at 30 Rockefeller Plaza and seized documents related to a referral from Mueller's team.

Trump called Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt."

It's "an attack on our country in a true sense, an attack on what we all stand for," Trump said.

"That is at a whole new level of unfairness," the president added. "This is now getting ridiculous."

Trump repeated his assertion that there had been no "collusion" between his campaign and the Russian government.

The president also reiterated his frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling his decision to recuse himself from the Russia investigation "a terrible mistake."

"He certainly should have let us know if he was going to recuse himself, and we would have put a different attorney general in," Trump said. "So he made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country. But you'll figure that out."

Trump told reporters on Monday that he's not worried about what the FBI may have seized from Cohen's office. He also ignored questions about whether he had an affair with Daniels.

Asked if he'd consider firing Mueller, Trump responded, "I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens."

Trump Says His Other Lawyers Now Concerned About Raids .
"Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past," Trump said.Trump’s tweet on the matter comes almost a week after Cohen was raided, with the president having previously made it clear he was deeply unhappy about the raid.

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