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We're not that Michael Cohen

We're not that Michael Cohen

Cohen's statements to CNN and several other outlets were a stark deviation from that of his boss, President Trump, who called the raid "disgraceful" and an "attack on our country". But he indicated in a late-afternoon tweet that they both would "fully cooperate with any search for the truth".

The Times reported that the documents seized in the raids related to Cohen's payment of $130,000 to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, who alleges she had an affair with the president, as well as records of an alleged $150,000 payment relating to Karen McDougal, a former Playboy model who also says she had an affair with Trump.

Daniels got $US130,000 from Cohen in exchange for signing a non-disclosure agreement concerning her relationship with Trump.

It links to an article titled, "Donald Trump Relied on Michael Cohen to Weather the Storm".

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders equated the effect of the investigation and Russia's support for Syrian dictator Bashar Assad.

A judicial hearing has adjourned until 2 p.m. on efforts by President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen, to prevent federal investigators from using materials the FBI seized in a search of his Manhattan office, apartment and hotel room this week.

"We're pretty confident there are thousands of privileged communications", Cohen's lawyer Todd Harrison told the judge. Acting with a search warrant, the raid was carried out at least in part based on a referral from Mueller's team to a federal prosecutor in NY.

Friedman declared bankruptcy on some of his medallions in 2016 and now faces charges by the NY state attorney general with theft related to allegedly failing to pay $5 million in taxes; he has pleaded not guilty and goes on trial June 18, the Post reported.

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But a group of bipartisan senators introduced a bill on Wednesday that would protect the special counsel if the president moves to fire him.

Cornyn says he expects Mueller will be able to finish his probe of Russian interference into the 2016 election, and that his dismissal would have consequences "that not even the president can anticipate".

The White House remained defiant that the president has the power to directly fire Mueller - despite Justice Department regulations saying otherwise.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan made the filing after lawyers for Cohen and Trump asked a judge on Friday to block investigators from reviewing material the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized in a search of Cohen's office and residence on Monday.

White House attorney Ty Cobb and White House Counsel Donald McGahn have repeatedly sought to dissuade Trump from firing Mueller and renewed their efforts after the raids, two United States officials familiar with the discussions told Reuters.

At least part of the raid is based on Cohen's role in paying Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money shortly before the election. It's not unheard of to execute a search warrant on an attorney's office, but executing such a warrant on the personal attorney of the USA president is something else altogether, perhaps even historic. "And anyone who has ever hired a lawyer a close third".

Twitter users who share the common Jewish moniker with Trump's attorney were simultaneously amused and abashed as news of their namesake's legal jeopardy broke around the net.

The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team.