Judicial Watch sued the Department of Justice (DOJ) seeking all records regarding the FBI’s raid on former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen’s home, office, and hotel room after the government ignored three Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) requests, the watchdog organization announced Monday.
Judicial Watch first sought “any and all records of correspondence and communications between the office of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein and the office of special counsel Robert Mueller concerning, regarding, or relating to the April 9, 2018, raids on the office and hotel room of Michael Cohen” on April 12.
Judicial Watch also sought on April 12 the FBI’s search and seizure warrant and its application, along with “all records about the recusal of U.S. Attorney Geoffrey Berman from the Michael Cohen investigation.”
On May 2, the watchdog organization sought “all records of communications” between Rosenstein and the U.S. attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York “about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room,” plus “all records of communications” between Mueller and the attorney’s office “about Michael Cohen and/or the executed search warrants of Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room.”
Harmeet Dhillon, founder of the San Francisco-based Dhillon Law Group and Republican National Committeewoman for California, told Fox News host Laura Ingraham on “The Ingraham Angle” that it was “outrageous and unprecedented” for the FBI to seize “any attorney’s communications with his client” in such an aggressive fashion.