The McClatchy story hit just days after Cohen had his office, home and hotel room raided by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents. Previous search warrants allowed NY federal prosecutors to search multiple email accounts, the filing said. Cohen said the payment, which was made 11 days before the 2016 presidential election, was a private transaction, and claimed that neither the Trump Organization nor the Trump campaign was involved.
Avenatti said her appearance at the hearing has "nothing to do" with getting in Cohen's head.
The president has maintained that special counsel Robert Mueller's probe is a political witch hunt against his campaign. Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan, declined to comment on Friday morning.
Looks like whatever Mueller found only bolstered their case.
Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, sued Trump to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed shortly before the 2016 election for $130,000, on the grounds that Cohen signed it but Trump did not.
Failing that, Cohen is asking that a so-called special master judge be named to review the materials, to avoid privileged documents from being seen by the prosecution.
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Prosecutors say they've set up what's known as a "taint team" or "filter team" to review Cohen's documents so nothing they seized is used improperly or breaches client confidentiality.
The FBI collected a trove of Cohen's devices and documents in the Monday raid, which is primarily focused on Cohen's business and personal affairs that are unrelated to his work as an attorney. The filter team is working from a list of individuals and companies they've compiled regarding people who aren't Cohen's legal clients.
The judge also heard from a new lawyer for Trump, Joanna Hendon, who said the president had "an acute interest" in the case.
The confirmation was in a response by the United States attorney's office for the Southern District of NY to Cohen's motion seeking to prevent prosecutors from reviewing some evidence obtained on Monday by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in raids of his hotel room and office.
Cohen has said he was only in NY and briefly in Los Angeles in August, when the meeting may have occurred, though the sources said it also could have been held in early September. All lawyers are deflated and concerned!
"What they are trying to do is use attorney-client privilege as a sword to challenge the government's ability to review evidence" obtained lawfully, McKay added.
"She will attend", Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, wrote to Reuters, when asked whether the adult-film actress would be in court.