New Report: Feds Tapped Michael Cohen's Phones

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels' attorney, left, watches as Michael Cohen, center, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, leaves federal court in New York, Thursday, April 26, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)

Investigators looking into the $130,000 Trump’s former personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, paid to porn actress Stormy Daniels had Cohen’s phones tapped prior to the raid on his offices and hotel room.

A new report doesn’t specify when the tap began, but at least one phone call between a White House phone and Cohen was intercepted.

At least one phone call between a phone line associated with Cohen and the White House was intercepted.

With Trump’s penchant for expressing outrage over phone taps, one can only imagine how he’ll react.

According to Trump’s new attorney, Rudy Guiliani, the president was told not to communicate with Cohen after the raid and warned Cohen — who is likely facing an array of charges — could flip on Trump in an effort to spare himself. An idea the president reportedly eschewed because of his long friendship with the man.

It’s again worth noting the attorney-client privilege here is one-sided. What Trump tells his attorney is privileged, but if Cohen told Trump about something he did, it is not because Donald Trump is not Michael Cohen’s attorney.