Prosecutors say investigation into Trump's lawyer has been going on for months

Avenatti has become known for his social media stunts. On March 22 three days before the'60 Minutes interview Avenatti tweeted

Avenatti has become known for his social media stunts. On March 22 three days before the'60 Minutes interview Avenatti tweeted

Now, thanks to new court filings we have a better idea.

Meanwhile, Mr Cohen on Friday filed for a 90-day delay in Ms Daniels' defamation lawsuit, citing last Monday's raids on his home, office and hotel room. Agents, they wrote, had already searched multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen after securing an earlier search warrant. The lawyers said they should be allowed to identify which of the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege before prosecutors get to look at them. Cohen reportedly said he "would rather jump out of a building" than testify against Trump.

The judge in the suit had given Cohen until Friday evening to formally request the stay.

The dispatches record claims by Russian sources that Cohen met in Prague in August 2016 with Kremlin officials as part of Cohen's purported role "in a cover up...to prevent the full details of Trump's relationship with Russia being exposed".

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.

And it turns out there's no such thing as Donovan-client privilege.

Broidy said Cohen reached out to him after being contacted by the woman's attorney, Keith Davidson.


Judge Wood delayed until Monday a hearing in which Cohen's attorneys will argue for a restraining order to temporarily ban federal prosecutors from inspecting the records.

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

Ms Daniels, whose given name is Ms Stephanie Clifford, wants to be freed from a non-disclosure agreement under which she was paid US$130,000 (S$170,500) shortly before the 2016 presidential election to keep quiet about that encounter.

Following the hearing Friday, the judge ordered the parties to return to court Monday for another hearing, where Cohen will have to be present. "She also wants to ensure that she is heard and that she is represented at the hearing". "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!" the president tweeted on Sunday.

As a portion of the legal evaluation related to his own business practices, Cohen is due in Manhattan court. Interactions between attorneys and their clients are typically kept secret, but an exception can be made if the documents contain evidence of criminal activity.

Not only would evidence that Cohen indeed traveled to Prague reveal he's been lying, but it would discredit the argument Trump and his allies in Congress have been using to discredit the Russian Federation investigation.

McClatchy is out with a report about Trump attorney Michael Cohen that could prove to be a significant development in the Robert Mueller investigation.

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