This Monday, federal agents raided the office of President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen, reportedly seeking records regarding a $130,000 payment he made to porn star Stormy Daniels, to keep her quiet about an affair she had with Trump over a decade ago.
According to Cohen’s lawyer Stephen Ryan, the raid was “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
“It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients,” Ryan said.
As the Associated Press points out, the raid is a new legal headache for the president.
The law enforcement action will almost certainly amplify the public scrutiny on the payment to the actress, Stormy Daniels, which was made just days before the 2016 presidential election. Trump told reporters last week that he did not know about the payment.
In the wake the news, a tweet fired off by Cohen back in 2015 has resurfaced, sparking mockery due to it’s aged timeliness.
During a Democratic primary debate on December 19, 2015, Cohen tweeted: “@HillaryClinton when you go to prison for defrauding America and perjury, your room and board will be free!”
Critics of the President jumped on the tweet in no time.
When tweets come home to roost …
— Beth (@Bethfromhere) April 9, 2018
#MichaelCohen predicting his own future. 🤡
— Jules Morgan 🦃🍂🍁 (@glamelegance) April 9, 2018
Michael, when you're sitting in a prison cell, you'll wish you'd had another $130,000 to pay your lawyer.
— ↙️↙️↙️Next Door Carl🏴☠️🏴☠️🏴☠️ (@nyc_data_geek) April 9, 2018
Well this aged well.
— Smitallica (@smitallica) April 9, 2018
Daniels claims she had sex with the president in 2006 and is suing to invalidate the nondisclosure agreement she signed before the election. As numerous media outlets have reported, she’s offered to return the $130,000 she was paid in order to “set the record straight.”
Daniels and her attorney say the agreement is invalid because it was signed by only Daniels and Cohen, and not by Trump.
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