”A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!,” Trump wrote a minute later.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan executed search warrants Monday on Michael Cohen’s office, home and Park Avenue hotel room where he had been living.
They seized records and documents related to a number of legal matters, including information about payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, who said she had a sexual affair with Trump in 2006.
The feds were working on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the election and any collusion on the part of the Trump campaign.
The president lashed out at the raid during a White House meeting with military leaders on Monday afternoon, calling it a “disgraceful situation” and publicly mulled over firing Mueller.
“It’s a real disgrace,” Trump said. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”
Reporters at the meeting asked whether he would oust Mueller.
“We’ll see what happens. … Many people have said ‘you should fire him,’” he said. “Again, they found nothing and in finding nothing, that’s a big statement.”
Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, condemned the raids, saying the feds “seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients.”
Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, $130,000 less than two weeks before Election Day in 2016 as part of a nondisclosure agreement to keep her quiet about the alleged tryst.
The White House has denied the affair, and last week Trump said he didn’t know about the payment.