Michael Cohen seeks restraining order on items seized by feds

  • Michael Cohen seeks restraining order on items seized by feds

Michael Cohen seeks restraining order on items seized by feds

I think the public is a close second. But Mr McKay said "the attorney-client privilege can't at the same time be used as a sword and as a shield".

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.

"Bad reporting, bad information and bad story", Cohen tweeted, calling out the reporter behind the story by name.

The Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's offices and home on Monday as part of a probe into possible bank and tax fraud and possible campaign law violation connected to the payment, a source familiar with the investigation told Reuters. According to documents provided by Avenatti, Cohen used his Trump Organization email address to facilitate the payment to Daniels.

"This has clearly been a delay tactic from the outset", said Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay. Or, they said, the court could appoint a special master for that goal. She ordered the lawyers - including Cohen personally - to return to court Monday morning with more details, including a list of Cohen's clients.

Lawyers representing President Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen will be back in court Monday in an attempt to stop federal prosecutors from accessing material that they claim is protected by attorney client privilege. Clearly, the prosecutors regard Trump and Cohen as potential co-conspirators.

Public corruption prosecutors in the US attorney's office in Manhattan are trying to determine, according to one person familiar with the investigation, if there was any fraud related to payments to McDougal and Clifford.

"The results of that review. indicate that Cohen is in fact performing little to no legal work, and that zero emails were exchanged with President Trump", the filing states. If this is true, it could heighten the credibility of the so-called Steele dossier, an unverified set of memos that contain allegations that members of the Trump campaign colluded and conspired with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign.

Cohen has also admitted he was in contact with American Media Inc., the owner of the National Enquirer, during the company's disscussions with a Trump Tower doorman who eventually obtained $30,000 for exclusive rights to a story he told suggesting Trump had fathered a child out of wedlock with an ex-employee.