Trump lawyer seeks to halt quick review of materials in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

Trump lawyer seeks to halt quick review of materials in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

Trump lawyer seeks to halt quick review of materials in Federal Bureau of Investigation raid

The recording surfaced weeks before the 2016 election.

The warrant indicates that federal prosecutors may be examining interactions Trump might have had with his longtime attorney about tamping down unflattering stories as he sought to win the White House.

The court hearing Friday didn't provide new insight into why agents seized the items, but the judge, prosecutors and the attorneys all spoke openly about an investigation that previously has been shrouded in secrecy. He has called the raids "inappropriate and unnecessary" and said prosecutors improperly obtained privileged information.

Lawyers for President Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, are appearing in Manhattan federal court Friday morning in a hearing to challenge the government's recent seizure of documents.

Trump, who in the last month has escalated his attacks on Robert Mueller's investigation, said it was a "disgrace" that the "broke into" his lawyer's office.

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The disclosure comes a day after it was revealed that the authorities also sought documents from Mr. Cohen related to payments made to two women who claim they had affairs with Mr. Trump, Karen McDougal and Stephanie Clifford, as well as information on the role of the publisher of The National Enquirer in silencing the women.

Trump's "attorney-client privilege is no different" than any other citizen, McKay said. They don't care about law, they don't care about facts, they don't care about decency, they only care about destruction.

The U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan made the filing after lawyers for Cohen and Trump asked a judge to block the Justice Department from reviewing records seized Monday in Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on Cohen's apartment, hotel room, office and safety deposit box.

Prosecutors are interested in whether Cohen, who had no official role in the 2016 campaign, co-ordinated with it to quash the release of anything detrimental to it and whether that violated campaign finance laws - a new front in the investigation into Cohen.

What's contained in the recordings is unclear, but Michael Cohen was known to have occasionally taped his conversations with others and would play them back for colleagues. Investigators' interest in Cohen's records related to that incident was first reported by the New York Times. Trump could be heard telling former NBC host Billy Bush that he could "grab" women by their genitals because of his fame.

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