Trump Reportedly Now Fears Michael Cohen Corruption Investigation More Than Mueller Probe
14 April, 2018, 22:15 | Author: Charlene Valdez
Sources tell ABC News President Donald Trump spoke Friday with his personal attorney Michael Cohen who, according to court documents, has been under criminal investigation for months, largely centered on his business dealings. Cohen, it seems, spent this glorious spring afternoon on a Manhattan sidewalk puffing a cigar with a bunch of his bros. Municipal records show Cohen and his wife have 32 taxi medallions in New York City and at least 22 in Chicago.
Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Daniels, suggested at one of the hearings that his client might be the subject of some of the seized materials, and her interests needed protection as well.
"It's kind of like when you're boyfriend breaks up with you and then you put pictures on Instagram looking really happy, having champagne", Kirsten Powers joked.
On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office, hotel room and home, seizing numerous documents and other evidence.
In addition to Cohen's lawyers, Joanna Hendon, an attorney representing the president appeared and said Trump "has an acute interest in these proceedings". The review is created to protect lawyer-client privilege and to be sure that the conversations turned over are within the terms of the search warrant, legal experts said.
The 51-year old lawyer, who mostly operates from behind the scenes couldn't escape the attention of the special counsel and Congressional investigators ever since the news of hush payment to the porn star surfaced.
Before the adjournment, lawyers for Trump and Cohen told a federal judge in NY that they believe some of the documents and devices seized from Cohen during an FBI raid are protected by attorney-client privilege, and they want a chance to review the material before prosecutors get to examine them.
But they provided new details on the investigation, which they said has been going on for months. This includes investigating any potential ties between Trump campaign associates and Russian Federation.
The search warrants against Cohen sought all documents related to Cohen's efforts to suppress negative publicity during the election, according to the New York Times.
The hearing concerned a motion by Cohen seeking an order restraining federal prosecutors from using materials seized in Monday's FBI raid of his office, home and hotel room.
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"The government is investigating whether there was, in connection with Trump's White House bid, a conspiracy to commit fraud and extortion for the goal of silencing potentially compromising sources - specifically, people in a position to portray Donald Trump as a womanizer", McCarthy, a senior fellow at the National Review Institute, said.
"It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his client", attorney Stephen Ryan said in the statement.
Wood requested the attorneys to reconvene in the future Friday.
"Trump and Cohen both say that Cohen did not tell Trump about the Clifford arrangement", said McCarthy.
Public corruption prosecutors in the United States 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 or Clifford.
In their search Monday, investigators also sought to obtain records relating to Cohen's ownership of taxi medallions, high-value assets that are often used as collateral for loans, according to people familiar with the matter.
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The children of Eastern Ghouta, in the suburb of the capital Damascus, have already suffered through years of violence. He added that it also hit posts outside the base used by the Iranians and Iran-backed fighters.
Presumably, current USA president Donald Trump will not be at the wedding , as well as British Prime Minister Theresa May . Harry and Markle have selected seven charities, none of which they have direct links to, which they want people to support.
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If he wants to fight ten fights down the line, he can do that as well, ' the IBF , WBA and WBO champion said. The 29-year-old had not fought competitively since beating Wladimir Klitschko in November 2015.
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