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Tags: Russia Probe | michael cohen | fbi | raid | special counsel | robert mueller

Michael Cohen on FBI Raid: 'Upsetting to Say the Least'

Michael Cohen on FBI Raid: 'Upsetting to Say the Least'
Michael Cohen (Andrew Harnik/AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 10 April 2018 06:45 PM

Longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen said Tuesday the FBI's raid on his home and office Monday was "upsetting to say the least," but that agents were "extremely professional, courteous and respectful."

"I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided," Cohen, 51, a longtime Trump Organization executive, told CNN's Don Lemon in a telephone interview.

"But I will tell you that members of the FBI that conducted the search and seizure were all extremely professional, courteous, and respectful.

"And I thanked them at the conclusion," he said.

Armed with a search warrant based in part on information provided by Russia special counsel Robert Mueller, federal agents seized records on topics including a $130,000 payment made to adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

Furious, President Donald Trump slammed the move as a "disgrace" before a meeting with military leaders and said that the FBI "broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys."

He also ripped the raid on Twitter:

In his interview, Lemon asked Cohen if he was worried in light of the raid.

"I would be lying to you if I told that I am not," he responded. "Do I need this in my life? No.

"Do I want to be involved in this? No."

Cohen did not fault the FBI for the raids on his home, office and a hotel where he told Lemon he was temporarily staying.

He declined to comment further but added he was worried for his family and acknowledged the raids and attention have affected them.

Cohen said he wanted Mueller's probe to end, before reiterating his actions on the Daniels payment was legal.

Now, he would do things very differently.

Cohen also told Lemon he was very loyal to President Trump.

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The FBI's raid on his home and office Monday was "upsetting to say the least," but agents were "extremely professional, courteous and respectful," longtime Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen said Tuesday.
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