Stormy Daniels' lawyer just crashed Trump's lawyer's hearing

Glen Norman
April 14, 2018

Stephanie Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on Saturday it was "very possible" that the porn actress, who uses Stormy Daniels as her stage name, would show up at Monday's hearing on the FBI's raid on U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's home and office.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 USA presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign.

Agents also seized Cohen's computers and other electronic devices, as well as materials from a safe deposit box.

Prosecutors have been working with a grand jury to investigate Cohen for months, they write, and they have obtained secret warrants on his "multiple different email accounts".

From there, Cohen became a fixture in the president's organization.

But Cohen's lawyer told The New York Times the Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Cohen's office, at least in part, because of a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller.

Looks like whatever Mueller found only bolstered their case.

It is unknown whether Mr Cohen taped conversations between himself and Mr Trump. But the government said Cohen appears to have only one client - Donald Trump.

Each search warrant specifically describes how records seized that may fall into attorney-client privilege will be filtered out by a team that's walled off from the federal agents who have conducted the investigation, the prosecutors wrote.

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.

Davidson also said he was contacted in recent weeks by Cohen, who encouraged him to go out and reveal what he knew about his clients and their agreements.

Cohen's lawyers, for their part, have asked to review the material for themselves, a proposal which the Manhattan prosecutors are fighting.

The report also delved into how Cohen, a New York City native, rose to prominence in the city and eventually became close to Trump and his family.

Federal prosecutors made that disclosure on Friday in responding to a request by Cohen for a judge to restrict the government's ability to review the evidence the FBI collected in those raids.

"Those searches have been executed and the evidence is locked down", Joanna Hendon, Trump's lawyer in the case, said Friday.

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.

Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Mr. Cohen, referred to his earlier description of the raid as "completely inappropriate and unnecessary". "We have not spoken since that time", Mr Broidy said in the statement.

Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Stormy Daniels, also made an appearance at the hearing.

"Prosecutors claimed that they need to be allowed to work with their own & ldquo; & rdquo, taint team; or & ldquo; filter team", to do the project.

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