President Trump called his personal attorney Michael Cohen today, according to a source with knowledge.
Earlier today, the Justice Department said that Cohen is “under criminal investigation.” A court filing did not detail what Cohen is under investigation for.
The revelation came amid a courtroom drama that unfolded today, as Cohen’s attorneys and Trump’s attorneys began a fight hours before with the US Attorney’s Office in Manhattan over a massive raid of Cohen’s records.
Cohen’s attorneys have filed a temporary restraining order in the matter, asking the court to stop federal prosecutors from using some of the records they seized. Cohen did not appear in court Friday morning and has not been charged with a crime
President Trump just tweeted about the Justice Department inspector general’s report on former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.
What Trump is talking about
The inspector general found that McCabe “lacked candor” on four occasions when discussing the disclosure of information for a Wall Street Journal article about the FBI’s Clinton Foundation investigation, according to a copy of the report obtained by CNN on Friday.
In addition, the inspector general determined that McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the investigation because it was not within the department’s “public interest” exception for disclosing ongoing investigations. The inspector general said that the disclosure to the Journal was made “in a manner designed to advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership.”
The instances the inspector general cited McCabe’s conversations with federal investigators and also with FBI Director James Comey in October 2016.
Justice Department Inspector General Michael Horowitz sent his report on McCabe to Capitol Hill on Friday ahead of its expected public release.
White House press secretary Sarah Sanders continued her full-throated attack on James Comey Friday as excerpts of his upcoming book come to light.
After describing Comey’s book as a “desperate PR stunt” and claiming he was looking to “pad his…