Cohen probe seeks records about Trump's alleged affairs

Cohen probe seeks records about Trump's alleged affairs

Cohen probe seeks records about Trump's alleged affairs

Daniels' legal name is Stephanie Clifford. "We do know this is a very serious step when law enforcement raids an attorney's office".

He also tweeted "Attorney-client privilege is dead!"

Rod Rosenstein, the veteran Republican prosecutor hand-picked by Trump to serve as deputy attorney general, personally signed off on Monday's Federal Bureau of Investigation decision to raid the office of Cohen, Trump's personal attorney and longtime confidant, several government officials said.

By 2001, Cohen, who said he had admired Trump for years, bought his first property in a Trump building and encouraged family members to do the same. He also praised Daniels' "courage and fortitude". "However, if the client is attempting to use the lawyer, or the lawyer is volunteering to be a part of an ongoing crime, there is no attorney-client privilege". "The issues there are whether he misled the bank about what the money would be used for".

Trump could have violated federal election laws if he in any way coordinated or had knowledge of the payment. They also have asked regulators to investigate a $150,000 payment by the National Enquirer's parent company to a former Playboy model Karen McDougal, who also says she had an affair with Trump.

Daniels argues the agreement is legally invalid because it was signed by only Daniels and Cohen, and was not signed by Trump.

AMI CEO David Pecker is close friends with Trump and the Enquirer endorsed him for president. The White House did not immediately reply to a request for comment about Cobb and McGahn trying to dissuade Trump. Around 2006, after Trump got to know Cohen through his condo purchases - as well as an introduction from Donald Trump jnr - Cohen became executive vice-president and special counsel of the Trump Organisation.

White House lawyers Ty Cobb and Donald McGahn have been telling Trump that firing Mueller would leave the president vulnerable to charges of obstruction of justice and have said that he must have "good cause" to order Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to oust Mueller, the officials said. "It is wise that Mueller and Rosenstein avoided the fatal mistake of Ken Starr when he chose to expand his jurisdiction to the Monica Lewinsky matter, a tawdry subject, but not highly serious to the welfare and security of the American people", William Jeffress, a white-collar defense attorney who worked on the Valerie Plame leak case, told me.

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The raid creates a new legal headache for Trump as he and his attorneys weigh whether to agree to an interview with Mueller's team, which in addition to investigating potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign is also examining whether the president's actions constitute obstruction of justice.

Trump's statements "have exacerbated his problems severely", Super added.

This isn't the first time Mueller has potentially been on the chopping block. But merely having an attorney involved does not guarantee the protection.

Michael Avenatti said early Monday that he would release the sketch Tuesday, along with details of a reward for help identifying the person.

"He doesn't have to behave in a way that conforms with the establishment", Kabateck said.

"I think it's disgraceful and so does a lot of other people".

However, in a Off Camera meeting with CNN Tuesday, " Cohen explained: "I am unhappy to own my own personal house and office raided.

The warrant relating to Cohen also reportedly seeks information about his associates in the taxi industry.

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