Stormy Daniels to attend Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's hearing Monday

Olive Hawkins
April 16, 2018

It also potentially involved records related to porn star Stormy Daniels, who was paid $130,000 weeks before the election to silence an alleged affair she had with Trump.

That, however, is not what's going on here - or, at least, I don't think it is all that is going on here.

"Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past".

Following a week in which the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized files and recordings from his personal attorney, Michael Cohen, Trump declared "Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past".

"I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken", Trump tweeted before adding, "All lawyers are deflated and concerned!"

He is scheduled to appear before a US district judge in NY to answer questions about his business practices, which have been under investigation by the FBI for months.

Federal investigators might soon learn a lot more about what really happened between Donald Trump and Stormy Daniels.

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But Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay told the judge that he believed the proceedings were an attempt to delay the processing of materials seized in the search. Or, they said, the court could appoint a special master for that objective.

Pressed later whether Cohen was still acting as Trump's attorney, Sanders demurred.

Daniel Goldman, former assistant USA attorney for the Southern District of NY, said Porn Actress Stormy Daniels' attendance at a hearing for Michael Cohen, President Trump's lawyer, will be an unappreciated distraction.

Those confidentiality rules can be set aside under certain circumstances if investigators have evidence that a crime has been committed.

Proof of Cohen's presence in Prague would amount to the strongest evidence yet that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation to help Trump win the 2016 election.

The Steele dossier is not only crucial because of all the salacious and sordid details about the president but also because it revealed the extent of supposed ties between members of the Trump campaign and officials in Moscow, which prompted the FBI to launch an investigation and conclude Russian government indeed interfered during the 2016 presidential election.

Cohen has also admitted he was in contact with American Media Inc., the owner of the National Enquirer, during the company's disscussions with a Trump Tower doorman who eventually obtained $30,000 for exclusive rights to a story he told suggesting Trump had fathered a child out of wedlock with an ex-employee.

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