Apr 10, 2018 - Politics & Policy

FBI raid on Trump lawyer personally signed off by Rod Rosenstein: NYT

The entrance to the building where Trump lawyer Michael Cohen keeps an office.

A view of the building where FBI officials reportedly raided the residence of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Trump. Photo: Drew Angerer/Getty Images

The FBI's raid on Trump lawyer Michael Cohen was seeking information about payments related to Karen McDougal and Stormy Daniels, two women who had affairs with now-President Trump, in addition to any potential role from the publisher of The National Enquirer, the NYTimes reported Tuesday.

Between the lines: The agents were acting on a warrant "personally signed off on" by Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, the Times notes. President Trump has increasingly pushed Attorney General Jeff Sessions to shut down the broader Mueller probe.

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