JULY 02, 2018
A conservative advocacy group is demanding the Justice Department hand over all of its records dealing with the FBI’s raids of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer.
Judicial Watch said the raids were “abusive” and “out of line” and filed a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia on Monday. The group said the department ignored three information requests from the nonprofit organization pertaining to the FBI’s April 9 raids of Cohen’s New York City home, office, and hotel room.
The FBI conducted the raids as part of an ongoing criminal investigation into Cohen’s conduct as Trump’s “fix-it” man, which was launched by the U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. Cohen has not been charged with a crime, but New York federal prosecutors are probing whether he committed bank and wire fraud or broke any campaign finance laws.