FBI investigators who raided properties tied to Michael Cohen wanted documents tied to allegations about President Trump’s affairs and his taxi medallions, according to reports.
The agents swept through Cohen’s office and a Park Ave. hotel room, yanking records related to the longtime fixer’s boss.
Their target was records on former Playmate Karen McDougal and adult film star Stormy Daniels, the New York Times reported.
McDougal sued the National Enquirer earlier this year over a $ 150,000 payment for her story about Trump, only to never run it and cornering her into silence.
The so-called “catch and kill” move has reportedly been previously used by Enquirer parent company American Media, Inc., which is owned by a Trump pal.
The warrant was signed off by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Times reported, who the President has lashed out at for hiring special counsel Robert Mueller.
Investigators also wanted records on the handful of New York City taxi medallions Cohen owns, according to CNN.
It wasn’t clear what the intrigue is in the medallions.
The FBI declined to comment.
Stephen Ryan, Cohen’s attorney who didn’t immediately return the Daily News’ request for comment, previously called Monday’s raid “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
Cohen previously acknowledged paying $ 130,000 to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, ahead of the 2016 election not to discuss a decade-old tryst with Trump.
He claims the money was out of his own pocket, despite scrutiny he violated election laws.
The Justice Department is looking into whether Cohen broke campaign finance rules or committed bank fraud.
Trump decried his own DOJ on Monday night over the raid, calling it “an attack on what we all stand for.”
He wondered aloud whether he should fire Mueller, who referred the information to the Justice Department.
“Well, I think it’s a disgrace,” Trump said Monday of the special counsel, who’s investigating Russian interference in the U.S. election. “We’ll see what happens.”The President has privately raged over the raid, sources close to him told the Times.
He came to a boiling point Tuesday morning when he again lambasted the FBI’s probe.
“Attorney–client privilege is dead!” Trump tweeted. “A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!”