The F.B.I raid on the office of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s lawyer, was an attempt to seize records of payments to two women who claimed to have had affairs with Trump. The New York Times reports that the agents primarily sought information regarding Karen McDougal, an ex-Playboy model who stated that she had a long-term relationship with Trump back in 2006.
- After it ended, “Ms. McDougal was paid $150,000 by American Media Inc., the [National Enquirer’s] parent company, whose chief executive is a friend of Mr. Trump’s.”
- The F.B.I was also searching for more documents regarding the Stormy Daniels case and how Cohen paid her $130,000 to keep quiet about her affairs with the president.
"This doesn't have anything to do with the president," Sarah Sanders claims when asked about the raid on Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The raid included documents about the payment to silence the affair b/w Trump and Stormy Daniels, among other matters
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 10, 2018
Meanwhile, The Wall Street Journal is reporting federal officials in New York have asked the Trump organization for records relating to the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels.
The Trump Organization was asked to turn over records relating to Michael Cohen's $130,000 payment to ex-porn-star Stormy Daniels https://t.co/yeH9Byl5O6
— The Wall Street Journal (@WSJ) April 10, 2018