Trump Attorney Cohen Is Subject Of Months-Long Federal Criminal Investigation

Lawyers for Trump's Personal Attorney Set for Friday Court Appearance

The Justice Department special counsel has evidence that Donald Trump's personal lawyer and confidant, Michael Cohen, secretly made a late-summer trip to Prague during the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources familiar with the matter.

After hearing the matter Friday, U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood said she did not have enough information to issue any ruling on that request.

"We're pretty confident there are thousands of privileged communications", Cohen's lawyer Todd Harrison told the judge. Officials redacted a section in the document explaining why they thought they could not trust Cohen to turn over records willingly.

On Friday, Cohen was seen spending time with a group of friends and smoking cigars.

Daniels, the adult film star whose legal name is Stephanie Clifford, is seeking to have a 2016 settlement agreement that her lawyer calls a "hush agreement" tossed out, in part, because Trump didn't sign it. Daniels received $130,000 under the agreement, facilitated by Cohen through a company, Essential Consultants, LLC, that he set up for the payment. Davidson said Cohen argued that the women had waived attorney-client privilege by going public with their stories. Authorities revealed that they searched a number of email accounts used by Cohen. The source added that Trump is upset beyond anything he has witnessed so far in the administration, and that the Cohen raid was a tipping point.

Prosecutors emphasized that their investigation was focused on Cohen's business dealings, not his work as a lawyer. Cohen has vehemently denied for months he traveled to Prague in 2016 or colluded with Russian Federation during the 2016 presidential campaign.

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

Mr. Cohen told The Wall Street Journal he hadn't been to Prague since 2001, but on Twitter Tuesday night he said he had never been there.

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As McClatchy put it: "Confirmation of the trip would lend credence to a retired British spy's report that Cohen strategized there with a powerful Kremlin figure about Russian meddling in the US election".

A lawyer for Daniels, Michael Avenatti, suggested his customer may function as the niche of some of those supplies, as well as her pursuits wanted coverage also. She argued that materials obtained from Cohen had to be handled carefully because some could relate to a sitting president. Cohen reportedly said he "would rather jump out of a building" than testify against Trump.

"It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his client", attorney Stephen Ryan said in the statement.

She added that she was anxious about the "appearance of fairness", given the stakes.

The Cohen episode has clearly rattled the president, even beyond his usual fragile mental state.

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

Wood requested the attorneys to reconvene in the future Friday.

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