“STRIP SEARCH” – (The title stolen from “New York Post”) This short piece by Ken White at Popehat might not answer some of the key questions, such as what does a $130,000 payoff by Donald Trump’s lawyer to a pornstar have to do with the Russian collusion in the 2016 presidential election, so as to justify a warrant to seize documents at the said lawyer’s office, but it will tell you why this is a big deal*:
It’s very early on, but here’s some things we can already tell.
1. According to Cohen’s own lawyer, the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York (widely regarded within itself as being the most important and prestigious U.S. Attorney’s Office in the country) secured the search warrants for the FBI. Assuming this report is correct, that means that a very mainstream U.S. Attorney’s Office — not just Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s office — thought that there was enough for a search warrant here.
Read on the other interesting points.
*apart from a big deal of the FBI raiding the President’s lawyer’s office.