Cohen Raid Sought Records for Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal Payments
TWO PAYOUTS, ONE RAID
The FBI agents who raided Michael Cohen’s office were reportedly looking for “records about payments to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump,” and materials related to the "National Enquirer’s role in silencing" former Playboy model Karen McDougal, according to The New York Times. The raid—which sought materials related to Cohen’s $130,000 payout to Stormy Daniels and the $150,000 payment made to McDougal from the parent company of the Enquirer—was carried out by the public corruption unit of the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan. The Times also reports that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein "personally signed off" on the raid. Trump tweeted that “attorney–client privilege is dead” Tuesday morning in response to the raid.