Robert Mueller Loses Majority Support After FBI Raids Trump's Lawyer

Michael Cohen's office was raided in search for details into Donald Trump's vulgar comments about women

It also adds another layer to Trump's unprecedented fury over the raid, which could give the Federal Bureau of Investigation a window into some of Trump's most closely protected secrets regarding his personal conduct and financial dealings.

The White House has consistently said Trump denies either affair.

Prior to what many are describing as Mueller's unprecedented stunt, the special counsel and former Obama official was held in high regard by a majority of the public.

A search warrant revealed the tape information was one target of the raid, according to three anonymous sources who spoke with the New York Times.

Cohen has been referred to at different times as Trump's fixer, "pit bull", and consigliere.

The "Russian connection" is also alive and kicking as far as #Donald Trump is concerned and the president cannot be a happy man. Trump may feel under siege and in his present state of mind could sack the chief prosecutor Mueller, though he is not directly concerned with this raid. Lawyers for both Cohen and the president told a NY federal judge that the material is protected under attorney- client privilege.

Prosecutors said they took the unusual step of raiding Cohen's residence and home rather than requesting records by subpoena because what they had learned led them to distrust that he would turn over what they had asked for.

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Donald Trump’s lawyer said in February he paid Stormy Daniels $US130,000 out of his own pocket

In the filing with a court in NY, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what laws they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has broken, but they said the "crimes being investigated involve acts of concealment" and suspected fraud. Daniels was paid $130,000 during the 2016 campaign.

"Both of those things are bad for America", she said. "His attorney-client privilege is no greater than any other person who seeks legal advice", he said.

A subpoena is more typical, to protect attorney-client privilege.

Previous reports said Federal Bureau of Investigation agents in the search had sought records on payments to Stormy Daniels and to another woman who claimed she had an affair with Trump.

The Access Hollywood tape became public a month before the election.

A new Quinnipiac Poll says that voters believe 58-14 percent that President Trump had an extramarital affair in 2006 with porn star Stormy Daniels.

One of the sources said the warrant also referenced an investigation into wire fraud and bank fraud.

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