Adult-film star Stormy Daniels to attend Trump lawyer's hearing

Cheryl Sanders
April 17, 2018

While Cohen has seemed to succeed in his law career beyond majority of his Cooley classmates, of whom less than thirty percent find full-time, non-temporary work as attorneys within nine months of graduation, he is expected to appear in court on Monday - this time as a defendant.

The investigators seized more than a dozen electronic devices and other items such as documents and data that Trump's lawyers say were unrelated to the probable cause that the search warrants for Cohen were based on, according to ABC News.

The revelation came after some serious teeth pulling by Judge Kimba Wood, who finally ordered Cohen's lawyers to cough up the name on the spot.

"The government is in possession of all of Mr. Cohen's data, including materials protected by the attorney-client privilege, in a classic example of overreach beyond what it would be entitled to under the Fourth Amendment", Cohen lawyer Todd Harrison wrote.

Ryan even tried to argue that naming Hannity would have a chilling effect, scaring off people in the future from consulting attorneys.

Wood said she would consider the idea.

Last week's raid of Cohen's office and residences infuriated the president, who argued on Twitter that attorney-client privilege "is dead".

The Southern District of NY prosecutors also heard from Trump Organization lawyers, who want them to throw out all communication between Cohen, the company and its employees. The third party was Hannity.

The hearing was ongoing Monday afternoon.

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

President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is due in federal court Monday where a judge is expected to rule whether his client list can be made public.

"They're always hoping for the worst when it relates to any conservative".

"If that happens - or if the USA attorney's office in NY takes a similar interest - then the media might have to reassess its take on Cohen and the role he's playing in the broader drama surrounding the White House", O'Brien said.

Broidy is the now-former deputy finance chair of the Republican National Committee who used Michael Cohen to arrange the payment of $1.6 million to a former Playboy model that Broidy had an affair with.

The prosecutors assert that they have confidence that any seized material would not fall under the significant amount of attorney-client privilege that Cohen has claimed.

The hearing will focus on Cohen and Trump's effort to review the documents seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. Prosecutors say Cohen is being investigated for an undisclosed crime related to his personal business dealings. Cohen also has sought to review the material before prosecutors gain access them. Cohen has acknowledged paying Daniels $130,000 in 2016. Her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, believes some of the materials seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation may relate to $130,000 in hush money Cohen paid Daniels in the lead-up to the 2016 election.

In the new filing, Cohen said he was the subject of "the most highly publicized search warrant in the history of recent American criminal jurisprudence".

Cohen's attorneys wrote on Monday morning that although they would be willing to identify his clients to the "special master", some of the clients have asked not to be identified now.

A clear sign of impartiality is particularly important in this hyper-partisan era, he argues.

The hearing is taking place in federal court in Manhattan. A judge is scheduled to hear arguments over the issue later Monday. Trump and Cohen don't think this is effective enough, so they're hoping for additional precautions.

"Such a rule is unworkable and ripe for abuse", the assistant US attorneys said.

Cohen is set to attend the hearing.

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