Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal lawyer. (Mark Wilson/Getty Images/AFP) US President Donald Trump angrily denounced the FBI raid, describing it as a “disgrace” and “whole new level of unfairness.” Railing against what he described as a “witch hunt” and “an attack on our country,” Trump pilloried his own attorney general and noting that “many people” were advising him to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller. “They found no collusion whatsoever with Russia,” a visibly livid Trump said, hours after officials seized documents and other evidence from his attorney. Cohen’s own attorney Stephen Ryan said agents were working in part on the request of Mueller, who is investigating links between Russia and the Trump campaign. But US media said documents seized in the raid related to the surreptitious payment Cohen made to porn actress Stormy Daniels just ahead of the 2016 presidential election that, according to Daniels, aimed to keep her quiet about her earlier relationship with Trump. Cohen has been Trump’s personal lawyer and confidant for years, advising him on real estate and personal matters, as well as supporting him since he became president. Cohen also made the US$130,000 payoff to the porn actress Stormy Daniels, ahead of the 2016 election,… Read full this story
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