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Apr 13, 2018

This Week: Michael Cohen Is In The Feds’ Crosshairs; Rosenstein Forecasts That He Will Be Fired

President Trump’s righthand man, Michael Cohen, has been under grand jury investigation for months for alleged “criminal conduct” related to his business dealings, court filings unsealed Friday revealed. Federal agents have obtained cover search warrants for multiple email accounts used by Cohen, and their probe burst into public view earlier in the week when they seized documents from his home, office and hotel room. Their search related not just to the hush-money payments Cohen made to women who claim to have had sexual encounters with Trump, but also to personal dealings including a taxi business with which he was involved. At a Friday federal court hearing, Cohen’s lawyers argued that much of the information seized was protected by attorney-client privilege and that they should get the first crack at reviewing it. Judge Kimba Wood gave the team until Monday to provide more evidence that this is the case and ordered Cohen himself to show up in court. The New York Times also…

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