Cohen Seeks to Silence Avenatti

Michael-Cohen

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood presides over a federal court hearing where attorneys for President Donald Trump and Michael Cohen tried to persuade the judge to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in NY.

Cohen, who is under federal investigation related to his business dealings, is no longer President Trump's attorney, Mr. Trump claimed on Friday morning.

Cohen filed for a restraining order Thursday because he says Avenatti is bad mouthing him, in general. and specifically, calling him a criminal who's about to be indicted.

The prosecutors also said they had reconstructed 16 pages from the contents of a shredding machine taken during raids on Cohen's home, office and hotel room in April.

At the time, prosecutors had not yet provided Cohen's lawyers with reconstructed shredded documents or the encrypted messages.

Cohen's associates say that in recent days he has become increasingly irritated by statements made in the media by the president's lawyer in the Russian Federation investigation, Rudy Giuliani. Earlier this week, sources told ABC News that Cohen's lawyers are expected to leave the case in the near future.

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Michael Cohen, the president's personal attorney, paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 in hush money in the weeks leading up to the 2016 election.

Avenatti responded to the judge's decision, telling Law&Crime, "The Court rightfully shot down the request for emergency relief because it was baseless". The review is to determine which materials should be withheld from prosecutors because of attorney-client privilege.

"If you participate here, you would not be able to declare your opinion as to Mr. Cohen's guilt, which you did; you would not be able to give publicity to documents that are not public", Wood said at the hearing.

Cohen's lawyers did not immediately return a request for comment.

Daniels sued Trump on March 6, saying he never signed an agreement for her to keep quiet about an "intimate" relationship between them in 2006.

Judge Wood, late Friday, indicated that she was considering the proposal for the June 25 deadline, but she has not yet issued a ruling.

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