President Donald Trump blasted the FBI and special counsel Robert Mueller on Monday, following news that investigators\u00a0had raided the office of his personal attorney. He called the search "an attack on our country."\r\n\u00a0\r\nEarlier in the day before the president met with senior military leaders at the White House, the FBI raided the New York office and residence of Michael Cohen, seeking information about a $130,000 payment the attorney made to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 election, sources told NBC News.\r\nThe search warrants were sought and executed by FBI agents and federal prosecutors in New York in coordination with special counsel Robert Mueller's team after an initial referral from Mueller's office.\r\nTrump wasted no time addressing the raids when reporters entered the Cabinet Room where he was meeting with senior military leaders, starting his remarks by calling Mueller's investigation a "witch hunt" and a "disgrace."\r\nIt's "an attack on our country in a true sense, an attack on what we all stand for," Trump said of the raids, which were first reported by The New York Times.\r\n\u00a0\r\n"That is at a whole new level of unfairness," the president added. "This is now getting ridiculous."\r\nTwo sources close to the White House told NBC News that Trump is furious and stewing over what is being perceived as Mueller forcing a provocative confrontation over the raid on Cohen's offices.\r\nTwo administration officials said the president was informed about the action at his longtime lawyer's offices Monday afternoon, after the raid began but prior to the news breaking publicly.\r\nWhite House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders told NBC News that Trump's remarks on Mueller stand on their own. The president's in-house counsel, Ty Cobb, declined to comment.\r\nIn the past, when asked for response to reports about Mueller and his job security, the White House has indicated that out of respect for the special counsel's work, it does not comment and pledges its full cooperation. As of Monday night, no such statement has been issued.\r\n\u00a0\r\nTrump last week denied having any previous knowledge that Cohen paid Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.\r\n"You'll have to ask Michael Cohen. Michael is my attorney. You\u2019ll have to ask Michael," he told reporters.\r\nCohen\u00a0used his Trump Organization email\u00a0while arranging to send the $130,000 to Clifford from a company that he had set up in Delaware shortly before the transfer.\r\nTrump also repeated his assertion that there had been no "collusion\u201d between his campaign and Russia, while reiterating his frustration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions, calling his decision to recuse himself from the probe "a terrible mistake."\r\n\u00a0\r\n"He certainly should have let us know if he was going to recuse himself, and we would have put a different attorney general in," Trump said. "So he made what I consider to be a very terrible mistake for the country. But you'll figure that out."\r\nTrump told reporters on Monday that he\u2019s not worried about what the FBI may have seized from Cohen\u2019s office and ignored questions about whether he had an affair with Daniels. The White House and Cohen have denied that Trump had an affair with her.\r\nCohen has tried to maintain a distance between the president and the payout. That attempt has been the subject of campaign finance complaints and an inquiry last month by congressional Democrats, who said in a letter to Cohen that the situation could put Trump at risk of blackmail attempts.\r\n\u00a0\r\nIn a statement Monday, Cohen's lawyer Stephen Ryan said the "investigation using search warrants is completely inappropriate and unnecessary."\r\nAsked if he'd consider firing Mueller, Trump responded that "many people" had told him he should and said, "I think it's a disgrace what's going on. We'll see what happens."\r\nTrump also said again that the team investigating him is biased and should instead be investigating his general election opponent, Hillary Clinton.\r\n\u201cThe other side is where there are crimes and those crimes are obvious \u2014 lies under oath all over the place, emails that are knocked out, that are acid washed and deleted, 33,000 emails were deleted after getting a subpoena from Congress,\u201d he said. \u201cNobody bothers looking at that."