NLawyers for Michael Cohen, personal lawyer to Donald Trump, argued in a hearing today that a recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his offices swept up sensitive documents that should be protected by client-attorney privilege.
A court filing did not detail what Cohen is under investigation for. Authorities revealed that they searched a number of email accounts used by Cohen. "Mr. Cohen is not aware of any "secret" TRUMP campaign/Kremlin relationship", Ryan said. His lawyers are asking that their team be able to review evidence in the case for documents that could fall under attorney-client privilege. Her allegation was based on a February 13 statement by Cohen that she said hurt her reputation.
If the lawsuit in Los Angeles federal court proceeds without delay, Cohen would be forced to choose between defending himself in deposition testimony or exercising his 5th Amendment rights, the lawyers told Judge S. James Otero.
Looks like whatever Mueller found only bolstered their case.
"We have every reason to believe that some of the documents relate to my client", said Avenatti.
Mr Broidy said Mr Cohen contacted him after being contacted by the woman's lawyer, Keith Davidson.
Cohen had already notified US District Court in Los Angeles on Thursday that he meant to request a stay in Daniels' lawsuit against him and Trump "on the grounds that an ongoing criminal investigation overlaps with the facts of this case".
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. All lawyers are deflated and concerned!
McKay replied that the president's attorney-client privilege "is no stronger than anyone else who seeks legal advice".
Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, was in the audience for the court session and asked the judge to be heard at 2 p.m.
Trump has called the raids a "witch hunt", "an attack on our country", and a violation of rules that ordinarily make attorney client communications confidential. They cited the President's own comments.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether any crimes were committed as part of an effort by Cohen to squelch damaging stories about Trump when Trump was a presidential candidate, according to a person familiar with the matter.
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