Trump says Michael Cohen is not his lawyer

Michael Cohen Requests Court Order Forcing Stormy Daniels' Attorney to Shut Up

He has not been charged.

President Trump's former personal lawyer asked a judge this week to bar Michael Avenatti, the attorney representing adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, from communicating with the press and public about a pending lawsuit. The messages and call logs together constitute 731 pages of potential evidence. WhatsApp and Signal store their messages in encrypted databases on the device, so an initial dump of the phone would have only provided a cryptographic blob.

In a new court filing from the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Friday, it has now become clear why: Investigators have uncovered a large trove of documents and data that Cohen appears to have kept hidden.

The letter reveals that investigators reconstructed 16 pages of Cohen's documents that had been shredded - indicating that they contained sensitive information he was trying to hide.

"No, he's not my lawyer anymore, but I always liked Michael". At a May 30 court hearing, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood gave Cohen's and Trump's lawyers until Friday to finish reviewing the documents they had received from prosecutors.

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In an initial review of more than 292,000 items, including eight boxes of paper documents and the contents of two cell phones and an iPad, Jones said only 168 should be held back because they're privileged or personal. Last week, Jones reported that she had reviewed the first 300,000 documents and determined that just 162 were privileged.

Stephanie Clifford is suing Cohen and Trump to void a nondisclosure agreement that blocks her from speaking publicly about the affair she had with Donald Trump in 2006. Under the supervision of a retired federal judge acting as a "special master", the files are being scrutinized by Cohen's attorneys for items potentially covered by attorney-client privilege. That team would be walled off from those who might prosecute Cohen.

"This is the worst move the White House could be making at a time when the president is potentially most vulnerable and others are most vulnerable", a lawyer close to the case told CBS News.

Avenatti has "repeatedly denigrated Mr. Cohen, predicted that Mr. Cohen would be indicted for bank fraud, wire fraud, campaign finance violations, and accused Mr. Cohen of hiring a 'thug" to allegedly threaten Ms. Clifford, ' the filing said.

"I did nothing wrong", he said.

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