Trump's New Response to Raid Is Succinct

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 10, 2018 7:23 AM CDT
Trump Has Succinct Message About Mueller
President Trump speaks in the Cabinet Room of the White House Monday, April 9, 2018.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

President Trump has more to say about Robert Mueller's latest moves, and it's in all caps with three exclamation points: "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!" Trump tweeted Tuesday morning after the FBI's raid on the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen. He also wrote: "Attorney–client privilege is dead!" Trump previously vented to reporters Monday that the raid is "an attack on our country." Cohen is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance fraud, and while the raid was conducted by the FBI and overseen by the US Attorney's office in Manhattan, it came about after a referral from special counsel Mueller, reports the AP.

The president's fury has again raised speculation about whether he will fire the special counsel, and Axios highlights a relevant part of Trump's exchange with reporters on Monday. "Why don't I just fire Mueller?" said Trump, repeating a reporter's question. "Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens. But I think it's really a sad situation when you look at what happened. And many people have said, 'You should fire him.'" Cohen is under scrutiny in part for paying porn star Stormy Daniels $130,000 late in the campaign to keep quiet about an alleged affair with Trump, and her attorney predicted "he is going to fold like a cheap deck of cards," per the Hill. "I think that this is the first significant domino to fall," said Michael Avenatti. (More President Trump stories.)

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