The lawyer for porn actress Stormy Daniels says he and his client will cooperate with law enforcement.
Trump has denied the women's allegations.
White House attorney Ty Cobb and White House Counsel Donald McGahn have repeatedly sought to dissuade Trump from firing Mueller and renewed their efforts after the raids, two U.S. officials familiar with the discussions told Reuters.
Monday on MSNBC's "The Beat", Stormy Daniels's lawyer Michael Avenatti predicted President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen would "fold like a cheap deck of cards". Asked about Trump's threats to fire Mueller, Ryan said he had been reassured by the White House that there were no such plans. "It's an enormously aggressive move for any prosecutor to make, particularly given Cohen's client", said Sol Wisenberg, a deputy special prosecutor during the Starr investigation.
The search warrant behind Monday's raids of Cohen also included a request for documents related to Cohen's ownership of taxi medallions, two sources familiar with the matter tell CNN. Because of this search, Mueller may lose the support he has in the House to try to keep Trump from firing him.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Monday raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office. Acting with a search warrant, the raid was carried out at least in part based on a referral from Mueller's team to a federal prosecutor in NY. "And anyone who has ever hired a lawyer a close third", she said.
In his first public comments since the raid, Cohen told CNN on Tuesday that he is rethinking how he handled the payment to Daniels because of what it has done to his family. The upsurge in the class struggle, in the form of teachers' strikes in a whole series of states and a growing rank-and-file rebellion against the corporatist trade unions, is a huge factor in driving the political crisis of American capitalism to a new level of intensity.
Daniels, whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, has sued Cohen to be released from a nondisclosure agreement over an alleged one-night stand with Trump in 2006.
If this were a witch hunt, no such referral would have been made.
He also argues she hasn't suffered any damages and that his statements were an opinion and "rhetorical hyperbole" under the law. "The searches are the result of a months-long investigation into Cohen, and seek 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", said the filing, signed by Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay. And seizures of potentially attorney-client privileged documents raise a host of additional after-the-fact legal considerations, including how to segregate legitimately confidential communications from those unrelated to Cohen's legal advice.
A federal prosecutor's office says there will be a hearing Friday to address a temporary restraining order sought by Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.
"The viability of this prosecution, it has to be done right", Hendon told US District Judge Kimba Wood.
Trump expressed outrage after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid earlier this week, calling it a "disgraceful situation" and a "total witch-hunt" during his off-the-cuff remarks to reporters.
Trump also said that "many people" have said he should fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.
In the meantime, although Mueller only made the referral to the U.S. Attorney in NY to conduct the raids, speculation was raging that Trump might try to fire Mueller.
The raid does not appear directly related to Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 presidential election.
The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team.