This Week: Cohen Back In Court; New Reports On Trump Pressuring Sessions
Michael Cohen was back in federal court Wednesday for a hearing on the fate of millions of items seized during an FBI raid on his home, office and hotel room in April. Judge Kimba Wood rejected Cohen’s attempts to slow down the schedule for his team’s review of the materials to determine which should be covered by attorney-client privilege. Following the hearing, during which Wood criticized Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, Michael Avenatti, for his outspoken media appearances, Avenatti withdrew his motion to intervene in order to protect Daniels’ dealings with her previous attorney, which might be included in Cohen’s files. On Friday morning, The New York Times reported that Avenatti had been in touch with top Democratic donors to see if they’d help cover Daniels’ legal bills. They appear to have declined to do so. Last week, the Trump administration tried to push the “SpyGate” conspiracy theory to the fore, claiming that the FBI had improperly spied on Trump’s 2016 campaign. But…
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