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

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15 April, 2018

While the exact nature of the agency's investigation remains unclear, the attorney has filed a temporary restraining order asking the court to "have all seized items be made available to Mr. Cohen's counsel to conduct a review of the documents in the first instance and produce to the government all responsive, non-privileged items".

Trump's threats to fire Mueller or the deputy attorney general overseeing the investigation, Rod Rosenstein, grew louder this week when the FBI raided Cohen's home, hotel room and office on Monday.

Mr. Cohen has publicly declared that he would defend the president to the end, but court documents show that prosecutors are building a significant case that could put pressure on him to cooperate and tell investigators what he knows...

According to CNN, Cohen told photographers who captured him smoking cigars with his friends to send all the great pictures they'd taken of him to his mother.

Avenatti said he believes some of the seized documents relate to Clifford, who performs under the name Stormy Daniels. Records related to Cohen's taxi medallion business were also sought.

After hearing the matter Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood said she did not have enough information to issue any ruling on that request. "It might be less than a thousand".

McKay replied that the president's attorney-client privilege "is no stronger than anyone else who seeks legal advice". They said Cohen has told at least one witness that his only client was Trump.

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Wood said she would likely seal that hearing from the press and public, despite objections from the New York Times, Newsday, the Associated Press and ABC.

"Among other things, President Trump has publicly denied knowing that Cohen paid Clifford, and suggested to reporters that they had to "ask Michael" about the payment", the footnote argues, citing a story by CNN's Kevin Liptak.

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". A judge granted that request late Friday. Although Cohen was not technically required to be there, a judge seemed upset that he didn't appear.

Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Mr. Cohen, referred to his earlier description of the raid as "completely inappropriate and unnecessary".

A Justice Department "filter team" should go ahead, prosecutors argue, in reviewing the evidence and determining which is protected under attorney-client privilege and which could be material in a potential future criminal case.

Federal agents raided Cohen's Manhattan office and residence on Monday, seizing records on topics, including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels. It's part of a broad investigation into Cohen's business dealings, and may also include his role in nondisclosure agreements with women who claimed to have affairs with Trump, and Cohen's unofficial role in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.


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