Trump tweeted Tuesday that Attorney-client privilege is dead! Nervous White House aides expressed new fears about the presidents unpredictability in the face of the Cohen raid, which he viewed as an assault on a longtime defender and a sign that Muellers probe into potential ties between Russian Federation and the Trump campaign was going too far..
The cover shows Trump sitting in a chair with waves of water and papers flying around the room. They were shorter than usual and, with a few exceptions, mainly presented the facts.
The $130,000 cost was trade for Daniels' - whose real name is Stephanie Clifford - signing up a nondisclosure agreement regarding her one-time alleged sexual encounter with donald-trump at 2006, Daniels has stated.
Ryan lashed out at prosecutors over the raid, which came as Mueller seeks to interview Trump for his sprawling investigation.
In forceful language, prosecutors struck back at claims by Trump and others that the Monday raids violated the attorney-client privilege between Trump and Cohen or amounted to an improper extension of the work of Special Counsel Robert Mueller.
Mr. Cohen is "a unique fulcrum point in the Trump universe", said Stephen Vladeck, a law professor at the University of Texas, noting Mr. Cohen's deep involvement both in Mr. Trump's business and his political campaign.
Meanwhile, The Washington Times reported that Cohen is planning to invoke his Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination in Daniels' defamation lawsuit against him.
The source said they were generally conversations about whether the news organizations were going to be fair to candidate Trump.
In an extraordinary turn, the man known as Donald Trump's long-time fixer is facing intensifying scrutiny by USA authorities, a situation which could pose new legal risks for the President himself. On April 9, Federal Bureau of Investigation agents raided Michael Cohen's office.
The raids represent a dramatic escalation of a federal inquiry led by Mueller into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and possible collusion by Trump campaign aides.
US President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen is seeking a temporary restraining order regarding searches of Cohen's home and office by Federal Bureau of Investigation agents, a Justice Department spokesman says.
Trump, "certainly believes he has the power" to fire Mueller, the White House press secretary said Tuesday. A raid on a lawyer's office doesn't happen every day; it means that multiple government officials, and a federal judge, had reason to believe they'd find evidence of a crime there and that they didn't trust the lawyer not to destroy that evidence. The leader is involved in hosting the gathering, which organizers are aiming to take place June 19 at Trump International Hotel in Washington, D.C. The source said the combination of the Stormy Daniels sex-scandal allegations and Trump's continued reputation for divisive rhetoric could suppress evangelical turnout in the November midterm elections.
The New York Times first reported prosecutors' interest in McDougal. The White House later acknowledged there weren't any tapes. He said he paid Daniels with money he had borrowed from a bank as part of a home equity line of credit.
McDougal's attorney, Peter Stris, declined to comment on the Cohen investigation.
"He is the prototypical straight arrow", Kevin Marino, a New Jersey attorney who's a longtime friend of Berman's, said in an email.