The sordid story of Stormy Daniels alleged involvement with Donald Trump nearly a dozen years ago continues to make headlines around the nation, as the mainstream media refuses to let the tawdry tale ride off into the proverbial sunset.
Maybe it’s because they believe it’s their only real shot at removing the President from office, given that Robert Mueller’s ridiculous inquiry into an absurd conspiracy theory involving the Kremlin seems to be going absolutely nowhere in recent months, despite plenty of support from his friends on the left side of the aisle. Whatever the reason may be, the “resistance” has thrown all of their eggs in Stormy Daniels’ basket, and no, that was not some obscure euphemism based on the former actress’ line of work.
In the latest preposterous twist to the tale of the alleged tryst, it turns out that the federal government is so invested in this affair story that they tapped Michael Cohen’s office, recording possible conversations between the President and his lawyer.
It is not clear how long the wiretap has been authorized, but NBC News has learned it was in place in the weeks leading up to the raids on Cohen’s offices, hotel room, and home in early April, according to one person with direct knowledge.At least one phone call between a phone line associated with Cohen and the White House was intercepted, the person said.
Previously, federal prosecutors in New York have said in court filings that they have conducted covert searches on multiple e-mail accounts maintained by Cohen.
Luckily for the President, Cohen looks to be a loyal friend.
It is unclear what incriminating information Cohen could give prosecutors on Trump, if he chose to cooperate. He represented Trump and the Trump Organization in its business dealings for nearly two decades before Trump became president. Special counsel Robert Mueller is interested in any information that federal investigators in New York may pick up that would be relevant to his investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.
Cohen has previously said publicly that he would invoke his Fifth Amendment rights if subpoenaed to avoid incriminating himself before a grand jury and there is no indication from public filings that Cohen is cooperating in the probe.