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Calls between Cohen and White House being monitored, report says

Posted: 1:11 PM, May 03, 2018
Updated: 2018-05-03 22:14:38Z

Phone calls between President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and the White House are being monitored by the Federal Bureau of Investigations, according to a report .

Cohen's phones are being monitored through a log of which numbers it connects with, the report says . President Trump and Cohen have had at least one conversation since Cohen's offices were raided in connection to an alleged payment the attorney made to a porn star who says she had an affair with Trump.

The report says the phone monitoring was approved by a judge weeks prior to the April 9 raid on Cohen's house in New York City. In the raid, authorities seized files related to the alleged payment Cohen made to Stormy Daniels for $130,000. 

The money was allegedly to pay her to keep quiet about the affair she says she and Trump had in 2006.

An earlier report said Cohen's phones had been wire-tapped, but that was found to be false.