Trump Blasts FBI’s Raid Of Attorney Michael Cohen’s Office: “It’s An Attack On Our Country!”
President Donald Trump bashed the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s raid of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen’s, office, home and hotel on Monday.
Trump spoke with reporters shortly before a meeting to discuss Syria’s chemical weapons with military leaders and called the raid a “witch hunt.”
“They broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, a good man, and it’s a disgraceful situation,” he told reporters. “It’s a total witch hunt. I’ve been saying it for a long time. I’ve wanted to keep it down. We’ve given, I believe, over a million pages’ worth of documents to the special counsel.”
Trump called the raid “a real disgrace” and deemed it unfair.
“It’s an attack on our country in a true sense,” Trump said. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for, so when I saw this and when I heard it, I heard it like you did, I said that is really now in a whole new level of unfairness.”
A reporter asked why Trump didn’t fire special counsel Robert Mueller.
“Why don’t I just fire Mueller?” Trump asked, repeating the reporter’s statement. “Well, I think it’s a disgrace, but I think it’s a sad situation when you look at what happened and many people have said you should fire him. Again, they found nothing, and in finding nothing, that’s a big statement.”
Though Trump said the FBI found nothing, in reality the bureau has not released information about its findings.