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.

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.