Trump lawyer Michael Cohen denies traveling to Prague

  • Trump lawyer Michael Cohen denies traveling to Prague

Trump lawyer Michael Cohen denies traveling to Prague

USA prosecutors filed documents on Friday in federal court saying he is under criminal investigation for his business deals.

Attorneys for Cohen have filed a restraining order on the prosecutors' inspection of the seized documents, claiming the records of Cohen's business fall under attorney-client privilege.

The federal magistrate judge who approved the search warrant that led to Monday's raids found "probable cause to believe that Cohen's residence, office, safety deposit box, hotel room and electronic devices contained evidence, fruits and instrumentalities that specified federal crimes were committed", prosecutors said.

Cohen's week began with his office being raided by the FBI and it ends with the DOJ confirming he's under criminal investigation. The lawyers argued that the raids affected other Cohen's clients and were a violation of attorney-client privilege. Daniels is suing for the right to speak out about the affair. Prosecutors said the move is meant to ensure no documents are improperly used or breach client confidentiality.

Porn star Stormy Daniels- whose real name is Stephanie Clifford- arrives for a strip club performance in Pompano Beach Florida in March 2018

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents who conducted the raids were seeking information on payments to Ms Daniels and former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who also claims to have had a sexual relationship with Mr Trump, a person familiar with the matter said. In response, prosecutors said they have set up a "taint team" to review documents before attorneys working on the case can access them. Trump said he'd not learn about the cost.

Mr Trump phoned Mr Cohen to "check in" last Friday, according to two people familiar with the call.

Cohen is scheduled to arise in dwelling and his own NY office this week in connection with a raid from representatives with the Federal Bureau of Investigation which has been based on the referral from Mueller simply.

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.