As American watches helplessly on, Special Counsel Robert Mueller continues to mow down associates of President Donald Trump for a laundry list of bizarre, and rather petty process crimes and infractions.
This is a long way from the guns-blazing, blockbuster affair that the left was making Mueller’s investigation out to be. The liberals had very much portrayed the probe as nothing short of a James Bond-style storyline with underpinnings of international espionage, blackmail, a rigged election, and super villains. We popped popcorn and everything.
Instead, we’ve been left with a snooze-fest after a couple of hearty nothing-burgers. Then, earlier this week, we saw some action.
The paparazzi lingering outside the Loews Regency on Park Avenue, hoping to get a photo of U.F.C. fighter Conor McGregor, appeared not to notice the stream of F.B.I. agents that entered the New York hotel early Monday morning, as they made their way up to the room where the president’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has been staying. A handful of them remained upstairs for several hours, according to a source familiar with the situation. “Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Cohen’s attorney, Stephen Ryan, said in a statement. “I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”
The raid hit home for the President, amid a salacious media scandal over adult film actress Stormy Daniels’ latest accusations regarding the President. Americans, however, couldn’t care less. The media is simply stirring up trouble where there is none. Cohen was the lawyer involved in the previous interaction between Trump and Daniels, and this begs the question: What on earth is Robert Mueller doing so far from Russia?
The answer may be more complicated than we imagined.
A months-long investigation into President Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s business dealings led to this week’s searches of Cohen’s residence, hotel room, office, safety deposit box and two cell phones, U.S. prosecutors told a judge in a court filing.
Cohen claims the seizures will undermine attorney-client privilege. His lawyers asked a U.S. judge Friday to let them review the information before FBI investigators go through it so they can highlight what’s covered by privilege. Prosecutors countered saying Cohen’s request is just a delaying tactic.
There’s an ongoing grand jury probe being conducted by the FBI and federal prosecutors in Manhattan. It’s independent of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation of Russian interference in the U.S. elections, the prosecutors said.
Investigators are seeking evidence of crimes “many of which have nothing to do with his work as an attorney, but rather relate to Cohen’s own business dealings,” prosecutors said. Investigators have reason to believe “that Cohen has exceedingly few clients and a low volume of potentially privileged communications,” they said.
If the Cohen raid has anything to do with Russia, we will be very surprised.
Instead, it seems as if Mueller has been given carte blanche to investigate whatever and whomever he wishes. And, if that’s the case, may we make a suggestion?