Raid on Trump Lawyer About Payments to Women

Trump Reacted To The Michael Cohen Raid By Slamming Hillary Clinton & Those Emails ... Again

A United States prosecutor has attacked a claim by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen that numerous materials seized this week in FBI raids on Cohen's office and home as part of a criminal investigation should remain private.

One final intriguing aspect of these events is the fact that the raid was conducted under the auspices of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Southern District of NY, not Special Counsel Bob Mueller's Office. He added that the raid "resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients".

He went on to say he is confident Cohen will "fold like a cheap deck of cards".

Trump is seething that his longtime lawyer is under federal investigation, sources tell the outlet.

Southern District of New York District Judge Kimba M. Wood is expected to preside at the hearing, according to the court.

Federal prosecutors say in a court filing that the criminal probe that led them to raid the offices of Donald Trump's personal lawyer this week is focused on his "personal business dealings".

Cohen, through his lawyer and in public statements, has denied wrongdoing.

In the filing with a court in NY, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what crime they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has committed.

They also downplayed the scope of potential privilege, saying they had before Monday secretly searched multiple email accounts belonging to Cohen, and which they said indicated that Cohen "is in fact performing little to no legal work".

Because of the sensitive interests involved and the inherent risks of damage to legitimate attorney-client relationships, the Department of Justice has established certain heightened procedures ("Searches of Premises of Subject Attorneys") that must be complied with before seeking a warrant to search an attorney's premises.

The judge also heard from a new lawyer for Trump, Joanna Hendon, who said the president had "an acute interest" in the case.

President Donald Trump's personal attorney is trying to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence this week.

Some of the recordings may have been on the cellphones or computers that were seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation during Monday's raid.

Cohen has acknowledged that he paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her promise not to talk publicly about an affair she said she had with Trump.

The hearing, set for 10:30 a.m. Friday, will relate to the search warrant executed this week to obtain various documents in Cohen's possession.

A NY federal district court spokesman says there will be a hearing related to the search warrant executed this week for records belonging to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Trump has called the raids a “witch hunt, ” ‘an attack on our country, ” and a violation of rules that ordinarily make attorney client communications confidential. He did not disclose the reason for the court proceeding.

The raid comes after Cohen confessed that he paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 on behalf of President Trump.

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