Well, this is getting to be a wacko story. It seems that when the FBI raided the offices of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, they were after something awfully specific. At least, according to The New York Times, they were.
The F.B.I. agents who raided the office and hotel of President Trump’s lawyer on Monday were seeking all records related to the “Access Hollywood” tape in which Mr. Trump was heard making vulgar comments about women, according to three people who have been briefed on the contents of a federal search warrant….
It is not clear what role, if any, Mr. Cohen played regarding the tape, which was made public a month before the election. But the fact that the agents were seeking documents related to the tape reveals a new front in the investigation into Mr. Cohen that is being led by the United States attorney’s office in Manhattan.
Of late, the New York Times, especially articles by the trio that penned this particular piece, Maggie Haberman, Matt Apuzzo and Michael Schmidt, has been known for printing hit pieces on Trump and his team using anonymous sources. This article is no different and does tell of Mr. Cohen’s possible participation in the Trump campaign for president.
The search warrant also sought evidence of whether the lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, tried to suppress damaging information about Mr. Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign….
The new details from the warrant reveal that prosecutors are keenly interested in Mr. Cohen’s unofficial role in the Trump campaign. And they help explain why Mr. Trump was furious about the raid. People close to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen regard the warrant as an attempt by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to pry into Mr. Trump’s personal life — using other prosecutors as his proxy.
Details about the chain of people needed to actually get the warrant do not lead directly to Special Counsel Mueller, but that is what is intimated by all mainstream media reporting.