UNITED STATES (OBSERVATORY) – US President Donald Trump called “a shame” the fact that the FBI on Monday conducted a search in the office of his lawyer, Michael Cohen.
“This is a shameful situation,” he told reporters.
Trump noted that this was a “witch hunt” and an “attack on our country.” At the same time, subordinates of the special prosecutor Robert Mueller, he called “the most controversial group of people.”
Earlier, the media reported that the FBI conducted a search in the office of the US president’s lawyer and confiscated documents, including Cohen’s correspondence with Trump, and documents relating to payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels (real name – Stephanie Clifford).
Earlier, The Wall Street Journal quoted a source as saying that Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen paid $ 130,000 to Clifford as part of an agreement not to disclose her connection with the president. The White House denied this information.
Later, Cohen said that Clifford paid without telling why the payment was made.
Trump’s lawyer also sued the porn actress, accusing her of 20 episodes of a violation of the agreement on the non-disclosure of information about her relationship with the US president. It requires $ 20 million in damages.