Trump reportedly vents about the FBI raids of his lawyer Michael Cohen as often as '20 times a day'

  • President Donald Trump reportedly vents about the FBI raids on his longtime lawyer Michael Cohen as often as 20 times a day.
  • Cohen is under criminal investigation for possible campaign finance violations and bank fraud.
  • He has not been charged with a crime.

President Donald Trump is often venting to close confidants about the FBI raids on his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, The Washington Post reported.

The Post reported that Trump vents to his associates about the raids as often as "20 times a day," one confidant estimated. 

When Trump is complaining about the raids, his associates often listen in silence, The Post wrote, knowing there isn't much they can say to improve his mood on the subject.

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Police and security stand outside 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the location for the offices of U.S. President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen which was raided by the F.B.I. today in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 9: Thirty Rockefeller Plaza is shown where FBI officials reportedly raided the offices of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump in Midtown Manhattan April 9, 2018 in New York City. Cohen worked at Squire Patton Boggs, but the firm said today it had severed ties with him following the raid. Federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the FBI raid at his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria, in the Cabinet Room, on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen on Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into the president's administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 9: Thirty Rockefeller Plaza is shown where FBI officials reportedly raided the offices of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump in Midtown Manhattan April 9, 2018 in New York City. Cohen worked at Squire Patton Boggs, but the firm said today it had severed ties with him following the raid. Federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 9: Thirty Rockefeller Plaza is shown where FBI officials reportedly raided the offices of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump in Midtown Manhattan April 9, 2018 in New York City. Cohen worked at Squire Patton Boggs, but the firm said today it had severed ties with him following the raid. Federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: U.S. President Donald Trump is flanked by National Security Advisor John Bolton as he speaks about the FBI raid at his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria, in the Cabinet Room, on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen on Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into the president's administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 9: Thirty Rockefeller Plaza is shown where FBI officials reportedly raided the offices of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump in Midtown Manhattan April 9, 2018 in New York City. Cohen worked at Squire Patton Boggs, but the firm said today it had severed ties with him following the raid. Federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 9: Thirty Rockefeller Plaza is shown where FBI officials reportedly raided the offices of Michael Cohen, longtime personal lawyer for President Donald Trump in Midtown Manhattan April 9, 2018 in New York City. Cohen worked at Squire Patton Boggs, but the firm said today it had severed ties with him following the raid. Federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant following a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)
A man enters 30 Rockefeller Plaza, the location for the offices of U.S. President Donald Tump's lawyer Michael Cohen which was raided by the F.B.I. today in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 9, 2018. REUTERS/Andrew Kelly
WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 09: U.S. President Donald Trump speaks about the FBI raid at his lawyer Michael Cohen's office, while receiving a briefing from senior military leaders regarding Syria, in the Cabinet Room, on April 9, 2018 in Washington, DC. The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen on Monday as part of the ongoing investigation into the president's administration. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
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Last month, the FBI conducted the Cohen raids after a referral from the special counsel Robert Mueller's office was passed along to the US attorney's office for the Southern District of New York. The government conducted the raids as a last resort, as protocol calls for such action only if authorities are sure evidence would otherwise be destroyed.

Cohen is now under criminal investigation for possible campaign finance violations and bank fraud. He has not been charged with a crime.

Last week, Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult-film star Stormy Daniels, released information about Cohen's financial dealings that showed he was paid more than $1.2 million by companies who sought Cohen's services following the presidential election.

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U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Michael Cohen, personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives to appear before Senate Intelligence Committee staff as the panel investigates alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen drives after leaving his hotel in New York City, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid

Attorney Michael Cohen arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 16, 2016 in New York.

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Michael Cohen, personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, talks to reporters as he departs after meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staff as the panel investigates alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S. September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst

Retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, President-elect Donald Trump's choice for National Security Advisor, Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, and former Texas Governor Rick Perry talk with each other in the lobby at Trump Tower, December 12, 2016 in New York City. President-elect Donald Trump and his transition team are in the process of filling cabinet and other high level positions for the new administration.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Cohen, center, a personal attorney for President Trump, leaves Hart Building after his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed on September 19, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)

Attorney Michael Cohen arrives to Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 16, 2016 in New York.

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney arrives with his attorney, Stephen M. Ryan to speak with reporters after meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Retired Lieutenant General Michael Flynn, White House national security adviser-designate, from left, Michael Cohen, executive vice president of the Trump Organization and special counsel to Donald Trump, and Rick Perry, former governor of Texas, speak in the lobby of Trump Tower in New York, U.S., on Monday, Dec. 12, 2016. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said he had the 'highest confidence' in the intelligence community, in sharp contrast to President-elect Donald Trump's attack on the CIA after reports it found that the Russian government tried to help him win the presidency.

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Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, looks on as his attorney (not pictured) delivers a statement to reporters after meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staff on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein

Attorney Michael Cohen arrives to Trump Tower for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on December 16, 2016 in New York.

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UNITED STATES - SEPTEMBER 19: Michael Cohen, center, a personal attorney for President Trump, leaves Hart Building after his meeting with the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss Russian interference in the 2016 election was postponed on September 19, 2017. (Photo By Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City, U.S., April 11, 2018. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is pictured leaving a restaurant in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Levy
Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives with his attorney, Stephen M. Ryan, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., October 25, 2017. REUTERS/Aaron P. Bernstein
U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is pictured arriving at his hotel in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, U.S., April 10, 2018. REUTERS/Amir Levy
Michael Cohen, personal attorney for U.S. President Donald Trump, departs after meeting with Senate Intelligence Committee staff as the panel investigates alleged Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, on Capitol Hill in Washington, U.S., September 19, 2017. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst
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Cohen accepted those payments through his company, Essential Consultants LLC — the same company he used to facilitate the $130,000 pre-election hush money payment to Daniels, who has alleged she had a 2006 affair with Trump. Both Cohen and the White House has denied the allegation from Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. But the information Avenatti revealed could land Cohen in more legal trouble.

Avenatti did not make clear how he obtained the information, which had already come up in Mueller's probe. Trump's new personal attorney, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani, told Business Insider in a Friday interview that he thinks Avenatti could "get himself in serious trouble."

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