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Mueller investigation seems to reach into Daniels Affair

President Trump, from his official photo.
President Trump

A few moments ago, The Washington Post reported that the FBI "executed a series of search warrants" at the Manhattan office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, and that they seized records related to the payment Cohen made to adult film star Stormy Daniels. 1

The Washington Post is now reporting that Cohen is under federal investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance violations. This would certainly be a more plausible explanation for the FBI raids than interest in the Daniels case alone -- although, I've never quite been able to shake the reporting that showed Cohen made the payment arrangements using his Trump campaign e-mail address.

The Post offered other additional details regarding it's previous reporting, including details that privileged communications between Cohen and his clients were seized -- including those with President Trump -- along with Mr. Cohen's computer, phone, and personal financial records. 2

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