We learned right away this was not part of the Mueller Probe but rather the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan had obtained a warrant after a tip from Mueller, who apparently came across evidence of crimes that had nothing to do with their mandate of investigating obstruction and collusion.
On Monday, the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office, hotel room and home, seizing numerous documents and other evidence. Previous search warrants allowed NY federal prosecutors to search multiple email accounts, the filing said.
Agents seized Cohen's computers and phones, as well as documents related to a payment of $130,000 he said he made to former adult film actress Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election.
In Friday night's filing, Blakely and Harder argue that "where there are overlapping issues in criminal and civil cases, a stay "is appropriate to preserve [an individual's] Fifth Amendment Rights" - quoting from a federal court ruling from NY. Or, they said, the court could appoint a special master for that goal.
Mr Broidy said Mr Cohen contacted him after being contacted by the woman's lawyer, Keith Davidson.
Earlier this day, White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders failed to confirm whether Cohen continues to serve as President Donald Trump's personal attorney despite being the subject of a criminal investigation. Her client, the president, "as the privilege-holder, has an acute interest in this issue", she said.
Apple begins free repairs for Apple Watch Series 2 with swollen batteries
I personally hope they go forward with it since it'd be pretty cool to be able to install new watch faces on my Apple Watch . The repairs will be free of charge for Series 2 watches that will not power on due to the battery swelling .
The Justice Department is asking for a so-called taint team to vet the material seized in the raids Monday, as is standard process.
Joanna Hendon, Donald Trump's latest lawyer, arrives at the court in NY.
Outlets say a hearing to address Cohen's restraining order request is scheduled for Friday. "He is the president of the United States", she emphasized at one point.
"I'm not trying to delay anything but nor do I see a particular rush", Hendon said. "This is of most concern to him. I think anyone who has hired a lawyer is a close third".
As a portion of the legal evaluation related to his own business practices, Cohen is due in Manhattan court. But Mr McKay said "the attorney-client privilege can't at the same time be used as a sword and as a shield".
"We have every reason to believe that some of the documents relate to my client", said Avenatti.