For John, BLUF: I think President Putin never hoped to undermine US Elections to the degree Mr Mueller may, by accident. Nothing to see here; just move along.
From The Old Gray Lady And Reporter Matt Apuzzo, 9 April 2018.
Here is the lede plus one:
The F.B.I. on Monday raided the office of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, seizing records related to several topics including payments to a pornographic-film actress.What ever happened to attorney/client privilege? Or does this mean Mr Cohen really did pay Ms Clifford out of his own pocket?
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but likely resulted from information he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York. "Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” said Stephen Ryan, his lawyer. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller."
I hope the seal of the confessional is still inviolate.
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff