>> The FBI on Monday raided the office of President Trump's long-time personal lawyer and close confidant, Michael Cohen. Feds reportedly confiscated emails, tax documents and records on a range of topics. Reuters editor, Caren Bohan.>> I think the seizure of documents from Michael Cohen's office and home is very significant on a number of levels.
President Trump and Michael Cohen are very close. They go way, way back. And this is really taking the investigation very, very close to Trump's inner circle. And Michael Cohen is known as Trump's fixer, which is why he would be the person who would have dealt with allegations of an affair by an adult film actress.
He appears to have been involved in other agreements involving an effort to silence accusers of Trump.>> Including $130,000 payment made by Cohen to keep porn star Stormy Daniels quiet about a sexual encounter she alleges she had with the President.>> Did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?
>> No.>> The payment could raise legal issues for Michael Cohen because the payment to Stormy Daniels was made right before the 2016 election and the payment appeared to have of been made to buy her silence. And so the question that that raises is whether that was an in-kind campaign contribution that Michael Cohen made and that was never declared.
>> Cohen's lawyer saying the federal prosecutors in Manhattan had obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Cohen's team adding that Cohen had cooperated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents and Monday's raid was quote, completely inappropriate and unnecessary.