Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids

Trump Wants Judge To Stop Review Of Materials Seized In Cohen Raids

United States federal Judge Kimba Wood has ordered Cohen to attend the hearing, scheduled for 2:00 pm (1800 GMT), in what will pit a powerful USA attorney's office against lawyers for Cohen and the president.

President Donald Trump has been furious with the Federal Bureau of Investigation ever since the raid on the office of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, resulting in the confiscation of all client-related documents.

One of his lawyers - not too deflated to work - filed a request with the relevant court the same night, asking that the Trump legal team be allowed access to the confiscated records as the only effective way to safeguard the president's right to attorney-client privilege.

Both McDougal and Daniels say they had affairs with a married Trump, which the president has denied. Daniels - whose real name is Stephanie Clifford - was in the courtroom on Monday for the arguments. The raid, which took place on the morning of April 9th, targeted Cohen's office, claiming business records, emails, and documents pertaining to the Trump campaign's finances.

Donald Trump's personal lawyer is due in court in an extraordinary showdown with U.S. prosecutors Monday over documents seized in an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on his home, with a porn star also expected to attend.

Raising the stakes: Michael Avenatti, the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels, told NPR on Sunday that he will be attending the hearing - and he told CNN that Daniels also will be in attendance.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay said in court that the government took images of the contents of most electronic devices, leaving them behind after the raids, and that cataloguing evidence might be delayed because some devices must be sent to an Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory to "decrypt" because they require code words. Another option is to set up a "special master" who will vet the material to determine what is protected and what isn't; that is the Cohen team's second choice. In a tweet, he also responded to Trump's comment about how "all lawyers" are feeling after the Cohen raid.

They said that Cohen had at least 10 clients in 2017 and 2018, and that he did "traditional legal tasks" for three of them, including Trump, Republican fundraiser Elliott Broidy and a third who asked not to be named.

It also potentially involved records related to porn star Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 weeks before the election to silence an alleged affair she had with Trump. After the search, a separate group of prosecutors, known as a "taint team", is brought to review the collected materials and make sure the primary investigators never see information that falls under attorney-client privilege. The guidelines say that a warrant is justified when an attorney is a "suspect, subject or target" of an investigation or 'is believed to be in possession of contraband or the fruits or instrumentalities of a crime'. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!"

Hendon proposed yet another level of protections, in which Cohen's lawyers, after finishing their initial review, would then be required to "identify to the president all seized materials that relate to him in any way and provide a copy of those materials to him and his counsel".

The Department of Justice announced Friday that Cohen had been "under criminal investigation" for months in NY relating to his business dealings.

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