Stephanie Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, said on Saturday it was "very possible" that the porn actress, who uses Stormy Daniels as her stage name, would show up at Monday's hearing on the FBI's raid on U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer's home and office.
A federal judge is ordering President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to appear next week for arguments over the government's raid on the lawyer's New York City home and office.
"Clearly, the prosecutors regard Trump and Cohen as potential co-conspirators", he said.
Pressed later whether Cohen was still acting as Trump's attorney, Sanders demurred.
While Cohen has admitted to no wrongdoing, the intensity of the government's investigation will put significant pressure on one of the President's closest confidants.
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.
Cohen's attorneys say they want a chance to review documents seized in the raid on Monday and specify items they believe aren't relevant to the investigation. They claim it's protected by attorney-client privilege.
Earlier in the day outside the courthouse, Avenatti told the assembled press that he was "shocked" that Trump hadn't acquired qualified counsel until Wednesday. Cohen frequently taped conversations with adversaries and opposing lawyers, according to the two people briefed. The hearing was set for Monday afternoon.
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"The attorney-client privilege could't at an identical time be utilised like a sword (and) like a shield", McKay advised Wood.
"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.
Judge Kimba Wood said Cohen's team will need to turn over by Monday a full list of Cohen's legal clients and the attorneys he's retained in various legal matters, as well as evidence proving that the parties were engaged in an attorney-client relationship.
Cohen, however, said the officials who conducted the raid had been courteous and professional.
At a hearing Manhattan federal courtroom, Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay accused Cohen of trying to cover up behind a legal philosophy known as attorney-client privilege in order to avoid disclosing materials about the president as well as additional scenarios.
"T$3 he agenda comprised questions on how deniable cash payments were to be made to hackers who had worked in Europe under Kremlin direction against the CLINTON campaign and various contingencies for covering up these operations and Moscow's secret liaison with the TRUMP team more generally", the dossier says.
Public corruption prosecutors in the U.S. 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.