In his first comments since the FBI raid on his home and office, Michael Cohen said the FBI agents “were extremely professional, courteous and respectful.” The comments contrast with President Donald Trump who complained Monday that agents “broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys.”
“I am unhappy to have my personal residence and office raided. But I will tell you that members of the FBI that conducted the search and seizure were all extremely professional, courteous and respectful. And I thanked them at the conclusion,” Cohen said in a phone conversation on Tuesday with CNN.
Asked if he was worried, Cohen said; “I would be lying to you if I told that I am not. Do I need this in my life? No. Do I want to be involved in this? No.” The raid was “upsetting to say the least,” he added.
MICHAEL COHEN SPEAKS. He told @donlemon that the FBI agents who raided his home and office “were all extremely professional, courteous and respectful.” (This really contrasts with how Trump described it yesterday, as a break-in and a “real disgrace.”) https://t.co/fDDX5bQ85P
— Marshall Cohen (@MarshallCohen) April 10, 2018
Michael Cohen, breaking silence and breaking with Trump, calls FBI raid “extremely professional, courteous and respectful,” contrasting with Trump who said yesterday they “broke into the office” of Cohen. via @donlemon https://t.co/zYbIMwcm7x
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) April 10, 2018
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) April 10, 2018
—@donlemon asks Cohen if he’s worried after the FBI raid: “I would be lying to you if I told that I am not. Do I need this in my life? No. Do I want to be involved in this? No.” https://t.co/1b8AYV2hUI
— Oliver Darcy (@oliverdarcy) April 10, 2018
Michael Cohen told Don Lemon “members of the FBI were courteous and respectful.” Said if he had it to do again, he’d rethink how he’d handle the payoff to Stormy Daniels.
Sounds like someone who’s already been flipped.
— Karen DaltonBeninato (@kbeninato) April 10, 2018