>> Well this is a pure and simple witch hunt.>> US President Donald Trump tweeted his outrage Tuesday after FBI agents raided the New York offices and home of his personal attorney. Trump wrote, attorney-client privilege is dead, and total witch hunt, shortly after 7 AM Tuesday. Law enforcement sources told Reuters federal agents on Monday executed search warrants for several properties used by Michael Cohen, Trump's long-time lawyer and confidante.
Reuters politics 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.
>> Michael Cohen is at the center of a scandal involving adult film star Stormy Daniels, who alleges Cohen paid her hush money in 2016 to keep quiet about an alleged affair she had with the married Tromp in 2006. Trump denies the affair and claimed to have no knowledge of the payoff.
>> Did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels.>> No.>> Cohen's says he paid Daniels out of his own pocket. The New York Times on Tuesday reported investigators were looking for documents related to Stormy Daniels and second woman Karen McDoggle, a former Playboy model, who also claims to have had a sexual relationship with Trump.
The Times reported that the second in command at the Justice Department, Rod Rosenstein, signed off on the raid. A statement from an attorney for Michael Cohn said the raid was partly due to a referral by the Office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Mueller is investigating whether members of Trump's 2016 campaign sought or accepted help from Russia to win the election.
>> There was no collusion at all. No collusion.>> The President's rage over Monday's raid again raising the issue of whether the President would seek to shut down Mueller's probe.>> Many people have said you should fire him.>> To fire Mueller, Trump would need to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to do so.
Trump could fire Rosenstein if he refused.