Published: Fri, April 27, 2018
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Cohen raid 'doesn't have to do with me'

Cohen raid 'doesn't have to do with me'

That's the day the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office and residences seeking his communications with Trump before the 2016 election and records related to two women who received payments during the campaign to stay quiet about sexual encounters they say they had with Trump.

They note that Hannity said Cohen never represented him and Trump said Cohen did "a tiny, tiny little fraction" of his legal work. "I have nothing to do with his business, I can tell you."Appearing on MSNBC's Morning Joe Thursday during Trump's interview, Daniels' attorney, Michael Avenatti, responded to Trump's admission that Cohen represented him on the case".

"He represents me with like with this insane Stormy Daniels deal", the president continued.

Daniels' lawyer Michael Avenatti quickly tweeted the below response.

In our story this week on Trump and his traumas we omitted one simple question: Will Michael Cohen flip? The telephone connection seemed to cut out for a few seconds after Trump mentioned Daniels.

Doocy and Earhardt tried their hands at getting the president to move to a new topic, which they eventually succeeded in - but not before Trump got in a shot at NBC News, too.

Experts generally agree that Trump faces an impossible choice.

"On the other hand, what lawyers do at the direction or with authorization of their clients are matters for which the client can be held accountable legally", Cotter said. But in the process, the President may have inadvertently boosted the arguments of prosecutors who have said that communications between the two men shouldn't be considered confidential under attorney-client privilege provisions. "The people that are doing the investigation, you have 13 people that are Democrats", Trump said. Comey told a CNN broadcast that aired Wednesday - and Trump said he watched - that he was always concerned when someone lies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, particularly if it's something an agent never asked about in the first place, as Comey says he did not in this case.

"I'm fighting a battle against a frightful group of deep-seated people", he said.

The payment to Daniels was made just days before the November 2016 presidential election and there have been suggestions it may have been a violation of campaign finance laws.

Time and again the 45th president's thoughts trailed back to his own legal woes, including the Russian Federation investigation that has imperiled his closest aides and threatens to hamstring his entire administration. "It eliminates the possibility that Cohen was acting independently from the campaign as a Trump enthusiast".

Former FBI Director James Comey has surrendered his memos, albeit blackened with redactions, and Cohen may go along with the prosecution and decide not to take a "bullet" for his longtime friend.

Cohen's lawyers want to play the lead role in initially sorting through the materials themselves, identify those they believe are privileged, and let the master review their claims. "That makes no sense". Otherwise, how would he have known that this didn't happen?

Trump was clearly agitated in the call-in interview, which came right after Veterans Affairs nominee Ronny Jackson withdrew his name from consideration after damaging allegations surfaced about his professional conduct.

In a phone interview on "Fox & Friends", President Donald Trump slammed his own Department of Justice for running a "witch hunt".

Saying he was "very disappointed in my Justice Department", Trump left the door open to changing his mind.

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