Federal Bureau of Investigation probing Michael Cohen's 'personal business dealings'

Some of the reportedly collected documents were related to a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels

US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen yesterday denied a media report that the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has evidence Cohen visited Prague that year.

Cohen started his legal career as a personal injury attorney in New York City, before entering the city's taxi business with his Ukrainian-born father-in-law, amassing a fleet of more than 200 taxis.

Uncertainty over exactly what Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized from Cohen comes as Trump faces an intensifying probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation.

"I acknowledge I had a consensual relationship with a Playboy Playmate", Broidy said in a statement to the Journal.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram. Cohen's lawyers argued that they should decide which documents are protected and which can be handed over in the search for potential secret deals made outside a campaign to protect Trump and whether they constitute illegal campaign contributions.

"Attorney Davidson never consented to any recordings of his conversations with Mr. Cohen".

Following the hearing Friday, the judge ordered the parties to return to court Monday for another hearing, where Cohen will have to be present. Cohen said he paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her claim to have had a one-night-stand with Trump.

Cohen has publicly declared that he would defend the President to the end.

Wood said she would likely seal that hearing from the press and public, despite objections from the New York Times, Newsday, the Associated Press and ABC.

When the news site BuzzFeed published the entire dossier January 11, 2017, Trump said the document was "false and fake". 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 president's lawyers have said they want to review the documents that were confiscated.

McKay replied that the president's attorney-client privilege "is no stronger than anyone else who seeks legal advice".

Trump's longtime lawyer Michael Cohen secretly recorded his conversations with Stormy Daniel's former lawyer Keith Davidson, according to a new report from CNN- and the Federal Bureau of Investigation has now reportedly seized those recordings.



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