Special Counsel Robert Muller’s hardball legal tactics in sanctioning an FBI raid yesterday on the office of President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen, has set off a legal bomb that could blow several federal probes apart.
Muller, using broad authority as special counsel investigating alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and related matters, made a referral to federal prosecutors in Manhattan who then obtained a search warrant to collect certain documents and information from Cohen’s office. There is wide speculation that Muller is looking into whether Cohen was Trump’s go-between for arranging hush-money payments to adult-film actress Stormy Daniels for keeping quiet about her alleged relationship with Trump.
But other issues have come to light as a result of the raid. Of particular interest are large donations presidential candidates Trump and Hillary Clinton received through their respective foundations from Ukrainian steel mogul Victor Pinchuk.
Charles, who has been unraveling the mysteries and operations of The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation on Leid Stories, walks us through the impact of Muller’s raid and the Trump-Clinton Ukrainian connection.