Trump lawyer Cohen seeks delay in porn star's lawsuit


Trump lawyer Cohen seeks delay in porn star's lawsuit

US District Judge Kimba Wood ordered Mr Cohen to appear in court tomorrow afternoon after holding three hearings on Friday into his request for a temporary restraining order blocking prosecutors from reviewing seized materials.

On Monday, FBI agents raided Cohen's office, home and hotel room in NY, seeking evidence related to his payment to porn star Stormy Daniels.

The number of women that President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen arranged nondisclosure agreement for will reach "double digits", Stormy Daniels's lawyer Michael Avenatti predicted in light of an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid on Cohen.

Stephanie Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said it's "very possible" that the porn actress would show up at Monday's hearing on the FBI's raid on President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's home and office.

The unusual, high-stakes court hearing Friday also featured an appearance by an attorney representing Trump, Joanna Hendon.

Trump joined an effort by Cohen to assert attorney-client privilege over records covering Cohen's representation of Trump over the past decade, setting up another extraordinary conflict between the president and his own justice department.

Cohen is seeking to stop the U.S. government from reviewing the documents.

As the report noted, Trump believes the investigation into Cohen is a greater threat than Robert Mueller.

Once they've reviewed the records, the filter team can give to the investigators communications "between Cohen and persons with whom Cohen undisputedly does not have an attorney-client relationship", likely meaning the records wouldn't be between Cohen and Trump, prosecutors said. In the end, his exposure raised more questions than it answered, and made Zuck and the company a more publicly visible concern. It's part of a broad investigation into Cohen's business dealings, and may also include his role in nondisclosure agreements with women who claimed to have affairs with Trump, and Cohen's unofficial role in Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

"It is common for a civil case to be stayed under these circumstances, and that is what we will be requesting of the US District Court tomorrow", Blakely said in an email.

The McClatchy DC article also noted that even if there's evidence Cohen traveled to Prague, it's still unclear if Mueller has evidence that the lawyer met with any prominent Russians.

Whatever the judge decided, Hendon said, would have to "withstand scrutiny for all time".

McKay, the prosecutor, told the court that Trump had been "on notice about this search since Monday" and had waited until the last moment to intervene.

She added that she was anxious about the "appearance of fairness", given the stakes.