Trump Lawyer Cohen Calls FBI Agents ‘Courteous’ and ‘Respectful’ after Raid

President Donald Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen said Tuesday that FBI agents were respectful and professional when they raided his home and office on Monday, CNBC informed.

Speaking to CNN in his first public comments since the raid, the attorney said “[he] would be lying” if he said he wasn’t worried about the search, which is reportedly related to payments made to two women who claim to have had affairs with Trump.

“I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided. But I will tell you that members of the FBI that conducted the search and seizure were all extremely professional, courteous and respectful. And I thanked them at the conclusion,” Cohen said in a phone conversation on Tuesday with CNN.

Asked if he was worried, Cohen said, “I would be lying to you if I told that I am not. Do I need this in my life? No. Do I want to be involved in this? No.”

The raid was “upsetting to say the least,” he added.

Cohen did not fault the FBI agents who conducted the raid at his house, office and a hotel where he is temporarily staying.

Cohen would not comment further on the raid, but acknowledged the raids and attention have had an impact on his family. He wants the investigation to be over and continues to say everything he did in regards to paying Stormy Daniels for the non-disclosure agreement was perfectly legal.

Federal prosecutors in New York obtained a search warrant to carry out the raid. It followed a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election.

Cohen’s description of the search clashes with what Trump said on Monday. The President said agents “broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys.”

The lawyer told CNN he would reconsider the payment to former porn star Stormy Daniels, which came on the eve of the 2016 election, because the fallout has affected his family.

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