Apr 10, 2018

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

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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Catch up on today's biggest news:

  1. Scoop: New White House personnel chief tells Cabinet liaisons to target Never Trumpers
  2. Trump misrepresents 2020 Russia briefing as Democratic "misinformation"
  3. Bernie Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"
  4. Nearly half of Republicans support pardoning Roger Stone
  5. Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

Sanders takes aim at Bloomberg: "Trump will chew him up and spit him out"

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Bernie Sanders told CBS "60 Minutes" that he was surprised by Mike Bloomberg's lackluster performance at Wednesday's Democratic debate.

What he's saying: "If that's what happened in a Democratic debate, you know, I think it's quite likely that Trump will chew him up and spit him out."

Scoop: Lyft acquires cartop advertising startup Halo Cars

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Lyft has acquired Halo Cars, a small startup that lets ride-hailing drivers earn money via ad displays mounted atop their cars. Lyft confirmed the deal but declined to share any details.

Why it matters: Ride-hailing companies are increasingly eyeing additional ways to generate revenue, and Lyft rival Uber has been quietly testing a partnership with New York-based Cargo that gives it a cut of the advertising revenue, as I previously reported.