Tue. Jul 7th, 2020

Hours After Mueller Flips Cohen, FBI Raids Offices Of Lawyer Who Previously Did Pres. Trump’s Taxes

Federal agents have reportedly raided the Chicago City Hall office of a lawyer who previously did tax work for President Trump.


The Chicago Sun Times reports that federal agents removed everyone from the office of Chicago Finance Committee Chairman Ed Burke Thursday morning, covering the floor-to-ceiling windows with brown paper.
A spokesman for the U.S. attorney’s office declined to comment when contacted by the Sun Times. A man who answered the door of the office when a reporter knocked also declined to comment.

Burke’s office did not immediately respond to The Hill’s request for comment.


Burke worked for Trump for more than a decade doing property tax work.

Burke’s law firm of Klafter & Burke has worked with Trump’s companies repeatedly to reduce the property tax that Trump Tower and his other properties in Chicago have had to pay, according to the Sun Times.

Over his 12 years working for Trump, Burke was allegedly able to cut the property taxes on the downtown tower by more than $14 million.

Burke stopped working for Trump this summer, citing “irreconcilable differences” in letters filed with the Illinois State Property Tax Appeal Board.

Written By: Tommy Lightfoot Garrett
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