At least one phone call between Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen was intercepted after federal investigators wiretapped Cohen’s phones. NBC News said it’s unclear how long the phones had been wiretapped or when it was authorized, but sources said that it was in place leading up to the FBI raid on Cohen’s home, office, and hotel room last month.
Trump and Cohen’s day just got a whole lot worse. In order for the feds to be able to wiretap a phone, a request has to be filed with a federal judge. The judge has to approve the request before a wiretap can happen. Meaning, investigators have to present the judge with a solid case/evidence that would warrant a wiretap.
Cohen is already under investigation for a $130,000 payment he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels who alleged she had an affair with Trump soon after the former reality show star gave birth to their son.
But his emails:
Previously, federal prosecutors in New York have said in court filings that they have conducted covert searches on multiple e-mail accounts maintained by Cohen.”
After the FBI raided Cohen’s home, Trump’s legal team advised the so-called president not to speak to Cohen, but the former reality show star is not known for taking advice.
Two sources close to Trump’s newest attorney, former Mayor of NYC Rudolph Giuliani, told NBC that he learned that days after the raid, Trump did call Cohen. Giuliani then told Trump never to call again out of concern the call was being recorded by prosecutors.
Giuliani also warned Trump that Cohen is likely to flip on him, but Trump told Giuliani that he has known Cohen for years and expects him to be loyal, according to what two sources with direct knowledge of the conversations told the network.
Mr. 9/11 himself was interviewed by Sean Hannity last night and proceeded to open a can of worms. He threw himself and his client under the bus while committing political suicide.
And it’s only Thursday.
Correction: Michael Cohen’s calls are being monitored but not being listened to. Pen register and not wiretap.
— Julia E. Ainsley (@JuliaEAinsley) May 3, 2018
That’s a pretty bad mistake they made.