Adult-film star Stormy Daniels to attend Trump lawyer's hearing

Under Siege, Michael Cohen Is Vacillating Between a New Level of Exasperation and Trumpian Business-As-Usual

Wood requested that his lawyers present Cohen's client list before then, as she decides whether the material seized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation would infringe on attorney-client privilege of any other potential clients.

Michael Cohen, personal lawyer of President Donald Trump, arrives for a court hearing at the US Courthouse in New York, April 16, 2018. On Monday, a team of federal agents had obtained search warrants for Cohen's home and office, following a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office, as part of the USA attorney's office's months-long criminal conduct investigation.

"The appointment of a Special Master will protect the integrity of the Government's investigation from the toxic partisan politics of the day and attacks on the impartiality of the Justice Department and the (U.S. Attorney's Office)".

Trump's longtime loudmouth consigliere stayed silent for the most part as he passed a fray of reporters hoping for comment.

More: Who is Michael Cohen? Avenatti addressed the court twice-first, asking to be heard because the information impacted his client, and second, to offer his insight on a matter prosecutors and Cohen's attorneys were debating. Cohen, who has said he made the payment from his own account, has been ordered to attend.

Cohen's attorneys had filed a letter with the court that provided information about his legal work, but withheld the name of one of his three law clients.

Fox News' Samuel Chamberlain, Jen Oliva and Shira Bush contributed to this report. "I understand he doesn't want his name out there".

She argued in Sunday's court filing that a Chinese wall in the prosecutor's office was not enough in the "highly politicized, even fevered, atmosphere" around the probe.

The identity of Michael D. Cohen's mysterious third client was revealed Monday to be the Fox News host Sean Hannity. "I'm the last person to tell anyone not to trash Trump, but I do think that being petty hurts Comey's credibility", Noah said, getting serious just a few minutes after talking trash about Hannity. "I've never been a client in the traditional sense".


Responding to the revelation, Hannity on Monday called his dealings with Cohen a "minor relationship" and said he had asked questions that "focused nearly exclusively on real estate". "I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective", he said. Prosecutors said they expected to let Wood know on Wednesday how long it will take them to share the materials with Cohen's legal team.

In their filing on Sunday night, Trump's lawyers said a taint team won't be fair to the president.

Communications between lawyers and clients are typically confidential under the doctrine of attorney-client privilege. "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!"

"It is in this climate that the Government executed an unprecedented search warrant - instead of using its less onerous subpoena power - upon the personal attorney of the President of the United States", Cohen's attorney Todd Harrison writes.

Hendon proposed yet another level of protections, in which Cohen's lawyers, after finishing their initial review, would then be required to "identify to the president all seized materials that relate to him in any way and provide a copy of those materials to him and his counsel".

The Justice Department argued that Cohen and Trump haven't provided evidence that Trump sought legal advice from Cohen, and that Cohen acted more as a "fixer" than a lawyer.

Inside, she quietly took a seat in the public gallery with her lawyer.

The matter will ultimately be decided by U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. Avenatti and Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, are not parties in the court case.

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