President Trump's personal lawyer and fixer Michael Cohen is known to have taped conversations he had with associates, and allies of Trump are concerned those digital files may have been seized by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents during the raid of Cohen's home, office, and hotel room on Monday, The Washington Post reports.
The FBI initiated the Manhattan raid after Mueller, who is authorized to investigate matters related to Russian election meddling, referred information about Cohen to NY authorities.
Another issue, of course, is whether the communications at issue between Cohen and Trump will ultimately be deemed to be legitimate attorney-client privileged communications.
"I'm not trying to delay anything but nor do I see a particular rush", Hendon said.
Investigators also sought bank records and communications with the Trump campaign, according to a third person familiar with the investigation, who also spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss the confidential details.
In other words, the Federal Bureau of Investigation wouldn't have executed the search warrant at Trump's lawyer's office unless they had good reason and probable cause of criminality, said former federal prosecutor Renato Mariotti.More news: U.S. & allies launch 'precision strikes' on Syria
Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, is pleased with the feds' raid of Cohen's apartment.
In the filing with a court in NY, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what crime they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has committed.
A federal judge is ordering President Donald Trump's personal lawyer to appear next week for arguments over the government's raid on the lawyer's New York City home and office.
McKay said Trump's ability to invoke the privilege is "no different" from anyone else's.
They said agents had already searched multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen.More news: Vettel flies to pole as Hamilton struggles at Chinese Grand Prix
President Donald Trump's personal attorney is trying to prevent the government from using materials it found in a search of his office and residence this week.
In addition to looking for information about Stormy Daniels, investigators are searching for records about an alleged $150,000 payment made to Karen McDougal, a Playboy bunny who is linked to Trump as well.
The cover comes after the Federal Bureau of Investigation earlier this week raided Cohen's office, seizing emails, documents and records, some of them related to his payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
A NY federal district court spokesman says there will be a hearing related to the search warrant executed this week for records belonging to President Donald Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen. That suggests Mueller's team uncovered evidence of something criminal but tangential to their mandate of investigating Russian interference, lawyers say.
A court spokesman reached by the AP did not elaborate further on the subject matter of the court proceeding.
But a source said it was Cohen's "standard practice" to play recordings for the president that he'd made of other top advisers.More news: Beyonce becomes first woman of colour to headline Coachella