President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen had a federal wiretap placed on his phones weeks before his office was raided, MSNBC reports.
“What we know is federal investigators pursuant to a lawful court order warrant were able to wiretap the phone lines of trump personal attorney Michael Cohen. That this wiretap occurred several weeks before the now public search warrant that was executed here in New York several weeks ago,” NBCNews Tom Winter said Thursday.
Winter continued that at least one phone call between Cohen and the White House was recorded. Trump railed against the raid after it was made public weeks earlier declaring “Attorney client privilege is a dead.”
Attorney–client privilege is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018
Trump has been particularly incensed with the investigation into Cohen because the material with which it began was found by special counsel Robert Mueller. Trump and many of his allies note that any potential financial fraud by Cohen is far outside the purview of Mueller’s original mandate to investigate Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.