Reprinted with permission from AlterNet.
Federal agents on Thursday raided the office of an attorney who in the past has handled the Trump Organization’s taxes.
The Chicago Sun-Times reports that “federal agents showed up unannounced at the City Hall office of Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke, kicked everyone out and papered over the windows Thursday morning.”
Although it is unclear whether the raid was related to President Donald Trump, the raid on Burke’s office is sure to raise eyebrows given that it came on the same day that Trump “fixer” Michael Cohen pleaded guilty to lying to Congress about Trump Tower Moscow.
According to the Sun-Times, Burke did work for the Trump Organization’s taxes for the past twelve years before the two parties severed their business relationship earlier this year.
Law enforcement officials have so far declined to comment on the nature and purpose of the raid on Burke’s office.
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Brad Reed is a news writer at Raw Story.