Raid on Trump's Lawyer Sought Records on 'Access Hollywood' Tape

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Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Daniels, suggested at one of the hearings that his client might be the subject of some of the seized materials, and her interests needed protection as well.

Avenatti spoke outside the court at Friday's hearing and then followed with a suggestive tweet that "the weather forecast for Monday looks very Stormy".

In rsquo Friday &;therefore submitting, prosecutors accused Cohen's attorneys of creating the & ldquo; rdquo & unprecedented; assert that they ought to settle on which records are privileged, or make the decision to a venture. On Tuesday, he tweeted that "attorney-client privilege is dead!"

It has been widely reported that among the targets are communications regarding payments made to Clifford and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal, both of whom allegedly had affairs with Trump and signed non-disclosure agreements prior to the 2016 election.

Michael Cohen has resumed tweeting following the Federal Bureau of Investigation raiding his office, home, and hotel room on Monday.


"Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy's report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure about Russian meddling in the US election".

Wood adjourned the hearing until Monday to give lawyers for Trump an opportunity to weigh in on the issue. Her firm, Spears & Imes, was retained on Wednesday, she said, adding that she'd had just two hours notice of the arguments. She has alleged that she had sex once in 2006 with Trump and was paid shortly before the 2016 election to keep quiet about it. Daniels claims Cohen's denials portray her as a liar and sued for defamation.

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The new details from the warrant reveal that prosecutors are keenly interested in Mr. Cohen's unofficial role in the Trump campaign.

McKay said Trump's ability to invoke the privilege is "no different" from anyone else's.


Trump spoke with Cohen, his personal attorney, on Friday over the phone, a source with knowledge of the matter confirmed to CNN. In them, they found that Cohen had done "little to no legal work, and that zero emails were exchanged with President Trump".

Joanna C. Hendon, a lawyer for Trump, asked a federal judge to temporarily prohibit the Justice Department from reviewing those materials until the matter can be litigated. Cohen reportedly said he "would rather jump out of a building" than testify against Trump.

Cohen's tumultuous week began with federal investigators raiding his home and office on Monday.

The 51-year old lawyer, who mostly operates from behind the scenes couldn't escape the attention of the special counsel and Congressional investigators ever since the news of hush payment to the porn star surfaced. He called Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country".

Spokesman Jordan Prince said in an email late Thursday that a hearing is set for Friday morning. "He has an acute interest in those proceedings and the manner in which these materials are reviewed", Hendon told the court.


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