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Politics Trump lawyer Michael Cohen expected at court hearing over searches

15:16  16 april  2018
15:16  16 april  2018 Source:   reuters.com

Hearing related to FBI raid at Trump lawyer's office set

  Hearing related to FBI raid at Trump lawyer's office set A New York federal district court says there will be a hearing related to the search warrant executed this week for records belonging to President Trump's attorney,.Spokesman Jordan Prince said in an email late Thursday that a hearing is set for Friday morning. He did not disclose the reason for the court proceeding.

File Photo: U.S. President Donald Trump 's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City, U.S., April 11, 2018. A longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court as he seeks an order limiting federal prosecutors' ability

A longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court as he seeks an order limiting federal prosecutors’ ability to review documents seized in raids on his home and office last week.

a man standing in front of a building: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City © REUTERS/Jeenah Moon U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in New York City

A longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court as he seeks an order limiting federal prosecutors' ability to review documents seized in raids on his home and office last week.

Michael Cohen, who prosecutors revealed last week is under criminal investigation, has asked the court to give his own lawyers the first look at the seized materials so they can identify documents that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

DOJ: Michael Cohen 'under criminal investigation'

  DOJ: Michael Cohen 'under criminal investigation' Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, is "under criminal investigation," the Justice Department said Friday. In response to Cohen's motion to restrain the evidence collected in Monday's raids of his home and office, the US attorney in New York asserted the raids were authorized by a federal judge to seek evidence of conduct "for which Cohen is under criminal investigation." The filing redacts what Cohen is under investigation for.

NEW YORK (Reuters) – A longtime personal lawyer for U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to appear Monday in Manhattan federal court as he seeks an order limiting federal prosecutors’ ability to review documents seized in raids on his home and office last week. Michael Cohen , who prosecutors

NEW YORK, April 16 (Reuters) - As adult-film actress Stormy Daniels looked on, a federal judge ordered U.S. President Donald Trump 's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen to cough up the name of a client he had hoped to keep secret at a Monday court hearing

Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels plans to attend Monday's hearing, her lawyer Michael Avenatti, said on Sunday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is engaged in a legal battle with Cohen over a $130,000 agreement for her to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.

In a court filing Sunday night, lawyers for Trump asked to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president.

Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. The judge ordered that Cohen himself be present Monday so that he could answer questions about his clients.

Cohen did not respond to a request for comment.

Last week's raids came after a "months-long" investigation of possible crimes related largely to Cohen's business dealings, rather than his work as a lawyer, prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

Fox: Sean Hannity has our full support

  Fox: Sean Hannity has our full support Fox News says it was unaware before it was revealed in court that its prime-time host, Sean Hannity, shared a lawyer with President Donald Trump. Fox says that it has "reviewed the matter" and spoken to Hannity and he continues to have the network's support. Hannity had minimized the amount of legal advice he had received from Michael Cohen, Trump's lawyer whose office was raided last weekFox said in a statement Tuesday that it had reviewed the matter and spoken to Hannity about the announcement that Michael Cohen had represented him. That was revealed in a court hearing on Monday about the FBI's seizure of records last week from Cohen's office as part of the probe of Trump's Russian contacts.

Michael Cohen , Trump ’s fiercely loyal and pugnacious lawyer Cohen was in court to ask the judge to limit the ability of federal prosecutors to review documents She is expected to rule later. She ordered prosecutors to give Cohen ’s lawyers a copy of the seized materials before the next hearing .

Search In a court filing Sunday night, lawyers for Trump asked to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president. Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood.

A source familiar with the raids said last week that the information FBI agents were seeking included information about payments to Daniels.

The raids were based partly on a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller who is investigating possible collusion between Trump's 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, according to court filings.

Trump has called Mueller's probe a "witch hunt" and denied any collusion.

Todd Harrison, a lawyer for Cohen, said at Friday's hearing that "thousands" of documents seized were likely privileged, and that many related to clients other than Trump.

Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team. The use of filter teams is standard in federal criminal investigations.

Prosecutors: Cohen raid materials to be shared by May 11

  Prosecutors: Cohen raid materials to be shared by May 11 Federal prosecutors say they can give President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, copies of materials seized from him by the FBI by May 11. They notified a New York judge Wednesday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) NEW YORK — Federal prosecutors say they can give President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, copies of materials seized The U.S. attorney's office in New York told a federal judge Wednesday that it can begin turning over materials on April 27.

Attorney Michael Cohen is expected in court on Monday to keep the FBI from viewing potentially privileged materials Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before US District Judge Kimba Wood. Wood is also expected to hear from a lawyer representing Trump .

"This is perhaps the most highly publicized search warrant in the history of recent American criminal jurisprudence". Outside the courthouse, Daniels' lawyer claimed vindication in his client's attempts to shed light on Cohen 's tactics in protecting Trump over the years.

Wood ordered Cohen's lawyers to be ready with a list of Cohen's clients on Monday to support their argument.

Wood is also expected to hear from a lawyer representing Trump. Joanna Hendon appeared for the president at Friday's hearing, telling Wood that Trump had "an acute interest" in the handling of the seized materials. She argued in Sunday's court filing that a Chinese wall in the prosecutor's office was not enough in the "highly politicized, even fevered, atmosphere" around the probe.

Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer, said at Friday's hearing that he had "every reason to believe" that some documents seized from Cohen related to his client. Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels $130,000 in 2006.

Cohen also arranged a $1.6-million payment to secure the silence of a former Playboy model who said she became pregnant by Elliott Broidy, a top Republican fundraiser, a person familiar with the matter said Friday.

(Reporting By Brendan Pierson and Karen Freifeld in New York, Editing by Alexia Garamfalvi)

Trump's lawyers say President will be available 'as needed' to review Cohen raid materials .
Lawyers for President Donald Trump told the judge they are hiring a forensics firm to comb through a trove of documents seized when the FBI raided the property of his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and said the President will be available "as needed" to review materials to isolate those they believe are protected by attorney-client privilege. Attorneys for Trump submitted a letter to the court ahead of a hearing Judge Kimba Wood scheduled for Thursday afternoon asking for an update on the government's production of copies of materials seized in the raid of Cohen's home, office and hotel room.

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