Politics Trump lawyer Michael Cohen expected at court hearing over searches

15:16  16 april  2018
15:16  16 april  2018 Source:   Reuters

Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Michael Cohen 'Has Been Set Up to Take the Fall'

  Stormy Daniels' Lawyer Says Michael Cohen 'Has Been Set Up to Take the Fall' After Michael Cohen's office and hotel were raided, Stormy Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti says Cohen is being set up to take the fall for Donald Trump.The Stormy Daniels affair just turned into a Category 5 hurricane. The FBI has raided the D.C. office of President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen, according to the New York Times, and Vanity Fair is reporting that a team of feds in New York also searched the Park Avenue hotel where Cohen has been staying. The agents reportedly seized documents and records connected to the $130,000 hush-money payment Cohen made to the porn star shortly before the 2016 election – allegedly on Trump's behalf – and perhaps much more.

Prosecutors say they are focusing on Michael Cohen ’s business dealings rather than his work as a lawyer . President Trump has condemned the office raid, calling it “disgraceful” and “an attack on our country”. During a court hearing in New York on Friday, prosecutor Tom McKay accused Mr Cohen

Cohen 's lawyer , Stephen M. Ryan, said that U.S. prosecutors conducted a search that was partly a Trump called the raid in his personal lawyer Michael Cohen 's office a "total witch-hunt" 2:38. Ryan said that Cohen has co-operated with authorities and turned over thousands of documents to

a man standing in front of a building: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City © REUTERS/Jeenah Moon U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City

A longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court as he seeks an order limiting federal prosecutors' ability to review documents seized in raids on his home and office last week.

Michael Cohen, who prosecutors revealed last week is under criminal investigation, has asked the court to give his own lawyers the first look at the seized materials so they can identify documents that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

Hearing related to FBI raid at Trump lawyer's office set

  Hearing related to FBI raid at Trump lawyer's office set A New York federal district court says there will be a hearing related to the search warrant executed this week for records belonging to President Trump's attorney,.Spokesman Jordan Prince said in an email late Thursday that a hearing is set for Friday morning. He did not disclose the reason for the court proceeding.

Already a member? Login. Search . Stormy Daniels' lawyer joins fight over Trump lawyer 's files. NEW YORK, April 13 (Reuters) - A U.S. prosecutor on Friday attacked a claim by President Donald Trump 's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that many of the materials seized this week in FBI

President Donald Trump 's lawyer Michael Cohen , center, departs following a closed door President Trump ’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen , agreed Tuesday to testify in an open Senate Intelligence Committee hearing Fusion GPS told Fox News they turned over “more than 40,000 documents” to

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels plans to attend Monday's hearing, her lawyer Michael Avenatti, said on Sunday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is engaged in a legal battle with Cohen over a $130,000 agreement for her to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.

In a court filing Sunday night, lawyers for Trump asked to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president.

Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. The judge ordered that Cohen himself be present Monday so that he could answer questions about his clients.

Cohen did not respond to a request for comment.

Last week's raids came after a "months-long" investigation of possible crimes related largely to Cohen's business dealings, rather than his work as a lawyer, prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

DOJ: Michael Cohen 'under criminal investigation'

  DOJ: Michael Cohen 'under criminal investigation' Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, is "under criminal investigation," the Justice Department said Friday. In response to Cohen's motion to restrain the evidence collected in Monday's raids of his home and office, the US attorney in New York asserted the raids were authorized by a federal judge to seek evidence of conduct "for which Cohen is under criminal investigation." The filing redacts what Cohen is under investigation for.

Michael Cohen , left, President Donald Trump 's personal attorney, stands with his attorney Stephen Ryan on September 19, 2017, after finding out the Senate Intelligence Committee hearing at Now, Cohen has been ensnared in an apparent FBI probe of his hush-hush work for Trump over the years.

The hearing was set for Monday afternoon. Lawyers for Cohen want the court to order prosecutors to temporarily halt an examination of the In the filing with a court in New York, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what crime they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has committed.

A source familiar with the raids said last week that the information FBI agents were seeking included information about payments to Daniels.

The raids were based partly on a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, according to court filings.

Trump has called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt" and denied any collusion.

Todd Harrison, a lawyer for Cohen, said at Friday's hearing that "thousands" of documents seized were likely privileged, and that many related to clients other than Trump.

Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team. The use of filter teams is standard in federal criminal investigations.

Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law

  Stormy Daniels: Trump's lawyer believes he’s above the law Adult-film star Stormy Daniels on Monday blasted Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal attorney, after Cohen made a court appearance related to an FBI raid of his office, hotel room and home last week. "For years, Mr. Cohen has acted like he is above the law. He has considered himself and openly referred to himself as Mr. Trump's 'fixer.' He's played by a different set of rules - or should we say no rules at all," Daniels said in a brief statement."He has never thought that the little man, or especially women - and even more, women like me - mattered," she continued. "That ends now.

Attorney: Federal agents seize documents from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen . Federal agents carrying court -authorized search warrants have seized documents from President Donald Trump 's personal attorney Michael Cohen .

Trump 's attorney Michael Cohen had his office, residence and hotel room raided by the FBI. Ugh, Mondays! Michael Cohen Had a Rough Monday.

Wood ordered Cohen's lawyers to be ready with a list of Cohen's clients on Monday to support their argument.

Wood is also expected to hear from a lawyer representing Trump. Joanna Hendon appeared for the president at Friday's hearing, telling Wood that Trump had "an acute interest" in the handling of the seized materials. She argued in Sunday's court filing that a Chinese wall in the prosecutor's office was not enough in the "highly politicized, even fevered, atmosphere" around the probe.

Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer, said at Friday's hearing that he had "every reason to believe" that some documents seized from Cohen related to his client. Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels $130,000 in 2006.

Cohen also arranged a $1.6-million payment to secure the silence of a former Playboy model who said she became pregnant by Elliott Broidy, a top Republican fundraiser, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

(Reporting By Brendan Pierson and Karen Freifeld in New York, Editing by Alexia Garamfalvi)

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