Sen. Paul: FBI Raid on Trump's Attorney Was 'Great Overstep' by Mueller
Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) questioned why the FBI raided the office of President Trump's attorney on Monday, saying that the action was a "great overstep" in Robert Mueller's original Russia investigation.
Michael Cohen's home and hotel room were also searched. The action was based in part on a referral from the special counsel, according to Cohen's lawyer.
The New York Times reported that some of the documents were related to communications between Cohen and the president, as well as Stormy Daniels.
"Going after someone's personal attorney is a great overstep, I think, in the authority of the prosecutor. This is why I have opposed having special prosecutors for almost anything," Paul said on "America's Newsroom."
Paul added that he thinks Mueller has abused his authority as special counsel and that his investigation has gone far beyond what it set out to find.
"We never should have had Mueller in the first place," he said. "We've given too much power to a prosecutor who's no longer looking at Russia. He's looking at some kind of personal dealings with the president's lawyer."
Cohen is reportedly under federal investigation for possible bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
The president called the action "disgraceful" Monday and described Mueller's investigation as "an attack on our country."
A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018
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