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Raid on Trump's Lawyer Sought Records on 'Access Hollywood' Tape

15 April 2018, 04:25 | Opal Carroll

Raid on Trump's Lawyer Sought Records on 'Access Hollywood' Tape

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Federal Bureau of Investigation officials who raided the office and residences of President Donald Trump's attorney Michael Cohen this week specifically sought his communications with Trump, an indication that investigators are scrutinizing the role of the then-candidate in 2016. Legal experts said Trump's communications with Cohen that do not involve seeking legal advice would not be covered by that protection.

Certainly, Trump's remarks on that video were crude at best and downright abhorrent at worst, but they were from years ago and don't appear to have anything to do with issues that are now relevant.

Stephen Ryan, an attorney for Cohen, has called the Monday raids "inappropriate and unnecessary", saying Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 election.

The warrant's specific reference to Trump is the first known direct mention of the president in a search warrant, and sources said it appeared in connection with "Access Hollywood".

The broad request also sought Cohen's communications with Trump and campaign surrogates about "potential sources of negative publicity" in the lead-up to the 2016 presidential election. But the fact that the agents were seeking documents related to the tape reveals a new front in the investigation into Mr. Cohen that is being led by the United States attorney's office in Manhattan. The judge, who didn't immediately rule, ordered him to appear at another court hearing Monday on the issue to help answer questions about his law practice. Download The for your device.in English and other languages.

As part of the grand jury probe, they wrote, investigators had already searched multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen.

None of those emails, they added, was exchanged with Trump.

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In a footnote, prosecutors wrote that although the investigation was referred to prosecutors by Mueller, it was proceeding independently.

The search warrant executed Monday sought all of Cohen's communications about payments or negotiations with adult-film star Stormy Daniels and ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal. Both women say they had affairs with Trump.

Clifford's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, spoke briefly in court.

"In the process of asking for that, they have to demonstrate why it is likely evidence of a crime", said Jennifer Rodgers, a former federal prosecutor who is executive director of Columbia Law School's Center for the Advancement of Public Integrity.

Public corruption prosecutors in the US attorney's office in Manhattan are trying to determine, according to one person familiar with the investigation, if there was any fraud related to payments to McDougal and Clifford. Cohen said he paid Daniels $130,000 in exchange for her silence about her claim to have had a one-night-stand with Trump.

Rumors continue to swirl whether Trump will fire Mueller or Rod Rosenstein, but so far the White House has not confirmed that.



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