Cohen's attorneys have filed a temporary restraining order in the matter, asking the court to stop federal prosecutors from using some of the records they seized. He is expected to make his first appearance at the hearing in U.S. District Court in NY, where his presence has been ordered by a judge considering a request on how to handle materials seized in the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid.
Federal Bureau of Investigation agents are believed to have taken documents relating to a payoff to Stephanie Clifford, the pornographic actor known as Stormy Daniels, who alleged she had a sexual encounter with Trump.
Cohen himself is in the crosshairs this week after an FBI raid on his residence and law offices, though the investigation is not connected to Mueller's Russian Federation probe.More news: Tornado Watch For Most Of The Area
A key claim in the salacious dossier alleging that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian Federation has reportedly been confirmed - at the same time that Trump is threatening to fire Robert Mueller in what is seen as an effort to bring the Russian Federation investigation to an end.
The unusual, high-stakes court hearing Friday also featured an appearance by an attorney representing Trump, Joanna Hendon.
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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.
Later, he points out that Cohen's claims the he had cooperated with Congressional investigations into Russian meddling in United States politics are contradicted in an interview he did with Time.
The raid was unrelated to the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, but instead focused on payments made to women who have said they had sexual relationships with Trump. "They describe the documents as thousands, if not millions, of pages of documents subject to the attorney-client privilege, including audio recordings". Neither he nor his lawyer responded to requests for comment. "We have not spoken since that time", Broidy said in the statement.
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As a portion of the legal evaluation related to his own business practices, Cohen is due in Manhattan court.