Time magazine’s latest issue featured a cover that coincided with President Trump’s current state of disarray. The cover, which was released after the FBI raided Michael Cohen’s office, depicts the president in a storm.
The magazine’s front page featured an image of Trump sitting in an office while a storm raged on. The commander in chief is seen enduring a strong tide, heavy rainfall, and blistering winds. The stormy conditions are tearing the room apart, sending papers flying.
Beneath the magazine’s title is one word: “Stormy.”
— TIME (@TIME) February 16, 2017
Of course, the cover coincided with an article about the president titled, “Donald Trump Relied on Michael Cohen to Weather the Storm. Now The President Is On His Own.”
The FBI had raided Cohen’s office earlier this week and seized emails, documents, and other relevant records pertaining to the lawyer’s payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, gave a statement that revealed that prosecutors in New York City had obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral “in part” from special counsel Robert Mueller.
The raid has shown that Cohen has been brought back into the FBI’s investigation and is being scrutinized for possible bank fraud and campaign finance violations.
The $130,000 payment by Trump’s attorney to Stormy Daniels was allegedly part of an effort to purchase her silence on the matter of an alleged affair with the president. Watchdog groups have claimed that the payment violated campaign finance laws.
When a similar story about Karen McDougal was revealed, the Watchdog groups extended their argument to also include the payment of the former Playboy model.
The president himself responded to the bureau’s raid on camera, repeatedly calling it a “disgrace” and a “witch hunt.”
“It’s a disgraceful situation. It’s a total witch hunt,” he claimed, adding that his administration had cooperated with the FBI.
Trump then took a shot at his attorney general, Jeff Sessions. He stated that “he made a terrible mistake when he did this.”
The president then spoke about firing Mueller. He stated that many people have recommended the firing of the special counsel.
“Again, they found nothing and in finding nothing, that’s a big statement,” he said in reference to the FBI.
While some have begun to anticipate Trump to react to the raid by firing Mueller, lawmakers in both parties have warned that such an action would lead to a constitutional crisis.
Earlier this week, CNN reported that Trump is considering firing Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who reportedly approved the FBI raid.
H/T: The Hill