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Trump attorney Michael Cohen fights to shield items seized in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

Trump attorney Michael Cohen fights to shield items seized in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, is seeking a temporary restraining order regarding searches of Cohen's home and office by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents on Monday, a Justice Department spokesman said on Friday. Those emails, they said, indicated that Cohen was "performing little to no legal work, and that zero emails were exchanged with President Trump".

Early Monday morning, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents carried out a raid on the home, offices and hotel room of the president's longtime personal counsel.

The revelation comes amid a courtroom drama that unfolded Friday, as Cohen's attorneys and Trump's attorneys began a fight hours before with the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan over a massive raid of Cohen's records. The lawyers said they should be allowed to identify which of the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege before prosecutors get to look at them.

"We'll see what may happen", Trump said.

It also establishes a protective barrier between Mueller and one of the seedier Trump scandals.

He said the raid in NY marked a "whole new level of unfairness" by Mueller and his team.

"My client @stormydaniels and I will fully cooperate with any search for the truth regarding the threats, cover-up and lies concerning the NDA and $130k payment".

Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer of NY released a statement warning Trump against firing Mueller.

Trump expressed outrage after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid earlier this week, calling it a "disgraceful situation" and a "total witch-hunt" during his off-the-cuff remarks to reporters.

"This court should not accept Cohen's invitation to make new law and convert a duly authorised search warrant into a subpoena", prosecutors said, calling it a "dangerous precedent" to let defense lawyers delay a probe "in a case of national interest". He also called Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country", prompting new speculation that he might seek the removal of the Justice Department's special counsel. Russian Federation and Trump both deny any wrongdoing.

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The investigation is separate from the special counsel Robert Mueller's Russian Federation probe.

As I've written before, Trump and his legal team have taken nearly every step they could to escalate, rather than quiet, the Clifford story.

"They raid an office of a personal attorney early in the morning", he said.

Daniels claims she had an affair with the president in 2006, which the White House has denied.

Although Cohen's name has been linked to the special counsel's investigation - the Washington Post reported in early March that Mueller had "requested documents and interviewed witnesses about incidents involving Michael Cohen" - Monday's raid was the result of information Mueller gave to prosecutors in NY that was not central to that probe. Broidy, in a statement Friday, said that he retained Cohen in the matter after the lawyer approached him about it.

On Tuesday, the Wall Street Journal also reported that federal prosecutors in NY had asked the president's namesake company, the Trump Organization, to turn over any documents it had related to the $130,000 payment to Daniels.

Raids such as the one conducted Monday are unusual because federal prosecutors need to follow special guidelines to justify searches of an attorney's offices.

Longtime Trump attorney Michael Cohen.

Representing Trump, Joanna Hendon said that as Cohen's client, Trump has the right to assert what's privileged, not Cohen.