Trump Worlds Collide as Cohen Meets Stormy Daniels in New York Court

Trump Worlds Collide as Cohen Meets Stormy Daniels in New York Court

On Friday, lawyers for Cohen appeared in federal court in NY asking that they, not the Department of Justice, be given a first crack at reviewing the seized evidence to see if it was relevant to the investigation or could be forwarded to criminal investigators without jeopardizing attorney-client privilege.

Judge Kimba Wood held off on determining whether an Federal Bureau of Investigation "taint team" will suffice to review seized documents, or whether an independent lawyer, known as a special master, should be appointed.

Cohen's legal team are requesting a temporary restraining order from a U.S. federal judge in Manhattan that would prevent prosecutors from reviewing at least some of the material. Lawyers for Cohen filed papers Monday saying investigators "took everything" during raids last week, including more than a dozen electronic devices. And Trump himself wants to review the records with his lawyers and make his own decision. The other two are Trump and GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy. The Playmate became pregnant and elected to have an abortion.

After some discussion about whether the disclosure would be in writing or in open court, Cohen attorney Stephen Ryan announced the name to audible murmurs in the packed courtroom: "The client's name is Sean Hannity".

Prosecutors in NY haven't identified what specifically they're probing, although they said in a court filing that "the crimes being investigated involve acts of concealment by Cohen". "Their integrity is unimpeachable", she said.

But on his radio show, Hannity said Cohen was never involved in any matter between him and any third party. Michael never represented me in any matter. I never retained him in the traditional sense. I never received an invoice from Michael.

The government contends the documents and other records confiscated by the FBI are critical to its investigation into whether Mr. Cohen suppressed negative media coverage of Mr. Trump before the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen's hearing is set for 2 p.m. Monday in Manhattan.

The U.S. Attorney's Office says the judge should reject Cohen's requests about reviewing the evidence.

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Of the accident, the Metropolitan Police said one of the passengers of the cars was a child, The Guardian reported. "Excuse me sorry, just some cars have had a bit of a crash behind us there", Freeman said.

A person familiar with the raids said last week that the information Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were seeking included information about payments to Daniels. Trump's lawyers say they also want some form of prior review.

An ABC News article from 2011 also reported that some Trump associates had nicknamed Cohen as "Tom" - a reference to Tom Hagen, the consigliore to Vito Corleone in the "Godfather" movies.

But when Robert Balin, a lawyer representing several news organizations, argued that revealing the name was in the public interest, Wood appeared to agree.

He said many of those client files would be irrelevant to the subject of the search warrant, but complained that the government vacuumed up materials so indiscriminately that he wasn't even sure what they had.

Todd Harrison, an attorney representing Mr. Cohen, asked for a temporary restraining order to block the government from reviewing financial records, emails and other documents seized in Federal Bureau of Investigation raids last week on Mr. Cohen's office, home and hotel.

Cohen admitted making the payment in February, but claims Trump knew nothing of it, and that it was his own personal cash. Cohen, who has denied wrongdoing, arrived early Monday afternoon.

A judge on Friday ordered that Cohen be present at Monday's hearing so that he could answer questions about his clients. But Cohen's lawyers said those names may be confidential.

Nevertheless, he maintains that those conversations are still protected by attorney-client privilege. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!"

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