Uncertainty over exactly what Federal Bureau of Investigation agents seized from Cohen comes as Trump faces an intensifying probe by Special Counsel Robert Mueller into whether his presidential campaign colluded with Russian Federation.
President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Friday filed for a 90-day delay in porn star Stormy Daniels' defamation lawsuit, citing Monday's raids on his home, office and hotel room by United States prosecutors.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating whether any crimes were committed as part of an effort by Cohen to squelch damaging stories about Trump when Trump was a presidential candidate, according to a person familiar with the matter.
The attorney speculated Sunday that Cohen could be indicted by the feds within the next three months. It could also constitute smoking gun evidence that the Trump campaign colluded with Russian Federation during the presidential campaign.
As his lawyers went to court in NY on Friday to try to block prosecutors from reading files that were seized from the personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, this week, Trump found himself increasingly isolated in mounting a response.
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In the scenario reported by McClatchy, investigators have found evidence Cohen entered the Czech Republic through Germany in the Schengen Area, where the borders are open. This month, Kosachev was among 24 high-profile Russians whom the USA sanctioned in retaliation for Russia's meddling. "Having proof that he was is, for most people, going to be more than enough to say I don't believe anything else he says", said Jill Wine-Banks, a former Watergate prosecutor. "Mr. Cohen is not aware of any "secret" TRUMP campaign/Kremlin relationship", Ryan said.
Michael Cohen, left, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, takes a phone call as he sits outside near the Loews Regency hotel on Park Ave on April 13.
Other staffers at the Trump Organization have been further tied to the payments made by Cohen.
In last Friday's filing, prosecutors said it would be " unprecedented" to allow Cohen's lawyers to decide what is privileged, and that the government should be allowed to use its own "taint team" or "filter team" to do the job.
The judge also heard a request from Michael Avenatti, Daniels' lawyer, to weigh in on the files because they likely involved her, and the judge consented.