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    Trump Lawyer Michael Cohen Expected At Court Hearing Over Searches


    Michael Cohen, who prosecutors revealed last week is under criminal investigation, has asked the court to give his own lawyers the first look at the seized materials so they can identify documents that are protected by attorney-client privilege.

    Adult-film actress Stormy Daniels plans to attend today’s hearing, her lawyer Michael Avenatti, said on Sunday. Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is engaged in a legal battle with Cohen over a $130,000 agreement for her to keep quiet about a 2006 sexual encounter she says she had with Trump.

    In a court filing Sunday night, lawyers for Trump asked to be allowed to review documents that in any way relate to the president.


    Lawyers for Cohen appeared without their client at a hearing Friday before U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. The judge ordered that Cohen himself be present Monday so that he could answer questions about his clients.

    Cohen did not however respond to a request for comment by Reuters.

    Last week’s raids came after a “months-long” investigation of possible crimes related largely to Cohen’s business dealings, rather than his work as a lawyer, prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

    A source familiar with the raids said last week that the information FBI agents were seeking included information about payments to Daniels.

    The raids were based partly on a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller who is investigating possible collusion between Trump’s 2016 presidential campaign and Russia, according to court filings.

    Trump has called Mueller’s probe a “witch hunt” and denied any collusion.

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