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Analysis | To search Michael Cohen’s home and office, the FBI had to clear a higher-than-normal bar

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Despite what Donald Trump says, the FBI search warrant executed for his attorney and former Trump Organization executive vice president’s home, office, and hotel room required numerous approvals from multiple justice department officials and judges, and had to meet extremely rigorous standards in order to be granted.

Analysis | To search Michael Cohen’s home and office, the FBI had to clear a higher-than-normal bar

The Cohen search warrant almost certainly included approval on the part of the second-highest-ranking person at the Department of Justice, a federal judge and the U.S. attorney or an assistant attorney general.

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