FBI agents searched for communications related to the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape involving President Donald Trump when they raided the New York City office and hotel room of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
Investigators looked for communications between Trump and Cohen about the now-infamous tape, NBC News reported, citing a person with knowledge of the legal proceedings.
The tape, which came to light just a month before the 2016 presidential election, revealed Trump and then-"Access Hollywood" host Billy Bush talking in lewd terms about women in 2005.
The New York Times first reported the story on Wednesday.
The Times said that a search warrant executed on Cohen's property on Monday also was seeking evidence about whether he tried to suppress damaging information about Trump during the presidential campaign.
The FBI was acting as part of a probe related to Cohen by federal prosecutors in Manhattan, who were acting on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election as well as potential collusion between the Trump campaign and the Kremlin. Trump has repeatedly denied that he either colluded or obstructed justice.
He condemned the raid against Cohen as a "disgrace" and claimed it was a violation of attorney-client privilege.