Prosecutor Assaults Trump Private Attorney over files

Prosecutor Assaults Trump Private Attorney over files

U.S. should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russian Federation probe MORE " s team has proof that President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump: I'd only rejoin Pacific trade pact if deal was "substantially better" GOP unveils mock cover of Comey book with "ego' attack NY Daily News cover hits Trump over Comey book revelations MORE's personal lawyer made a secret trip to Prague during the 2016 campaign despite his denial that he'd ever been there, McClatchy reported Friday.

After giving Trump until Monday to weigh in, Wood then decided that she would resume a part of the hearing at 2 p.m. on Friday, apparently to consider interests of other clients - "innocent parties" she said - whose files may have been vacuumed up in the Cohen raid.

Prosecutors demanded all communication with the campaign - and in particular two advisers, Corey Lewandowski and Hope Hicks, according to two people briefed on the warrants.

If that story sounds far-fetched to even a casual observer, the Federal Bureau of Investigation appears to agree: the agency's raid on Cohen was carried out in part to seize documents related to the Daniels payment. Sources who spoke to McClatchy told the publication that "investigators have traced evidence that Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany". Cohen's team, he said, was "delaying a government investigation because they can't come up with the facts to justify their case".

But Cohen has presented no evidence that he was in Los Angeles at the time in question, and his claim that he's "never been to Prague" directly contradicts his previous public statements.

Lawyer Michael Avenatti, who now represents Daniels, responded to the CNN report in a tweet on Friday. In a footnote in its filing, the prosecutors expressed doubt that any communications between Trump and Cohen regarding a payoff to Daniels before the election would be covered under attorney-client privilege.

The source said Cohen recorded some calls he had with attorney Keith Davidson, who at the time represented both Daniels and McDougal.

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Just because the prosecution appears to believe Trump and Cohen are co-conspirators, that doesn't necessarily mean that will be proven, but that scenario is "clearly being scrutinized", McCarthy said. "He is the president of the United States", she emphasized at one point.

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

Friday's hearing was marked by multiple private conversations between the lawyers and the judge.

In their search Monday, investigators also sought to obtain records relating to Cohen's ownership of taxi medallions, high-value assets that are often used as collateral for loans, according to people familiar with the matter.

On Monday, Cohen's attorney called the searches "completely inappropriate and unnecessary".

In Friday's filing, prosecutors said it would be "unprecedented" to allow Cohen's lawyers to decide what it is privileged, and that the government should be allowed to use its own "taint team", or "filter team", to do the job.

Federal agents raided Cohen's Manhattan office and residence on Monday, seizing records on topics, including a $130,000 payment made to porn actress Stormy Daniels.

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