Minutes later he publicly unleashed his sharpest invective to date against the sweeping investigation, calling the Monday search "a disgrace".
On Monday, investigators working for the USA attorney's office at the Southern District of NY raided Cohen's offices in NY after obtaining a search warrant, and seized records on various topics, such as the $130,000 nondisclosure payment Cohen made the adult-film actress, Stormy Daniels, shortly before the 2016 U.S. presidential election. "Republicans and Democrats need to make clear that they will not allow President Trump or anyone on his behalf to interfere with or attempt to impede any of these ongoing and serious investigations".
The president is criticizing the federal raid of the offices of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
Hours after the raid, Trump raged: 'They raid an office of a personal attorney early in the morning and I think it's a disgrace'.
Trump has repeatedly stated he wouldn't have appointed Sessions if he knew he wouldn't oversee the Russian Federation investigation and has routinely said the action directly led Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to appoint a special counsel. The White House has consistently said Trump denies the affair.
With the New York Times reporting that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized records related to the hush payment made to Stormy Daniels and other topics and that the feds obtained the search warrant following a referral from Mueller, Hannity brushed off the $130,000 paid to Daniels.
Investigators from the USA attorney's office at the Southern District of NY reportedly raided Cohen's offices after receiving a tip from the special counsel Robert Mueller's team.
The raid on Cohen's office was done by the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan and was based at least partly on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, according to Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan.
The big picture: This is a consistent response from Trump, who has accused the probe of unfairly targeting him and who has lashed out against his attorney general for failing to restrain its spread.
Trump also went after Attorney General Jeff Sessions - whose decision to recuse himself set in motion events that led to the appointment of Mueller by deputy attorney general Rod Rosenstein, who is revealed to have permitted the raid after hearing from Mueller. "He certainly should have let us know if he was going to recuse himself, and we would have put a different attorney general in", the president said.
The $130,000 payment, of which Trump says he was unaware, came weeks before the 2016 presidential election.
"We are a nation of laws", said Cicilline, in a news release.
South Carolina Republican Sen.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) issued a stark warning to Trump in a series of tweets late Monday.
The special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into a large donation a pro-Russian Ukrainian oligarch made to the Trump Foundation in September 2015 after then-candidate Donald Trump gave a video talk at a conference in Kiev, Ukraine, The New York Timesreported.
Since my first day right here, they've supported me properly. "This season we have struggled and this game describes our season". West Ham's draw at Stamford Bridge leaves the Hammers six points clear of the relegation places with six games to play.
A man walks on the rubble of damaged buildings in the besieged town of Douma, eastern Ghouta, Damascus, Syria , March 5, 2018. It is also unclear whether all of the Army of Islam fighters have agreed to leave and how long the evacuations will take.
The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP ) will celebrate its 38th foundation day at Mumbai's Bandra Kurla Complex (BKC) ground on Friday. While the BJP has been working to unite society, the opposition wants to divide it, he said.
The bus was en route to the world-renown golf tournament, which started at the Augusta National Golf Club Thursday morning. Thursday, just as fans were driving in for the tournament's first round, the Georgia State Patrol said.
Social media users slammed President Donald Trump for bragging about the sturdiness of Trump Tower in an utterly tone-deaf tweet . He was taken to the hospital in critical condition but later died, said spokeswoman Angelica Conroy of the Fire Department.
However, US troops never were invited by the Syrian government and have been labeled as an occupying force. That has strained ties between the USA and Turkey, long-time North Atlantic Treaty Organisation allies.
Several major credit cards stopped processing payments on Backpage in 2015, pointing to the site's connection to sex trafficking . Authorities in California also added that 90 percent of the site's income was derived from so-called "adult ads".
This isn't the first time a male doctor has been accused of using his own sperm in a fertility treatment procedure. Meanwhile, Rowlette was unaware of what transpired until October, when she found old paperwork at Fowler's house.
One killed in Trump Tower fire, USA president reacts
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Gaza buries journalist who died after covering mass protests
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Farm states stand to lose big in trade war
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Their weakest areas are steals per game (#16), three point percentage (#16) and offensive rebounds per game (#15). The Philadelphia 76ers extended their winning streak to 12 games with a 115-108 triumph over the Detroit Pistons.
Fed raises rates to highest level in 10 years
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Surrender by Friday or face arrest, judge tells Lula
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