During the raid on Cohen, the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized documents relating to the $130,000 "hush money" paid by Cohen to adult film actress Stormy Daniels, who claims she had an affair with Donald Trump shortly after the birth of his youngest son Barron, The Hill reported.
Prosecutors revealed the new details about the Cohen investigation after his lawyer appeared in court seeking to temporarily bar prosecutors from reviewing materials that FBI agents seized in a search this week of Cohen's office, home and hotel room.
But Potter, who was appointed to the FEC by President George H.W. Bush, told Anderson Cooper in an that Cohen's payment may have violated campaign finance laws, which Special Counsel Robert Mueller could use in his.
A grand jury investigating possible crimes by Cohen for months, and that covert surveillance was conducted on several email accounts of his before Monday's raid.
Cohen's attorneys argued at a hearing on Friday morning that they should be allowed to review the documents themselves. Information deemed to be germane to the criminal investigation would not be protected by attorney-client privilege.
"We have every reason to believe that some of the documents seized relate to my client", he said. Records related to Cohen's taxi medallion business were also sought. "He was trying to clarify the timeline of the agreements made with Davidson in his [Cohen's] favor", said the source. "Beyond that, I don't have anything else to add", Sanders said.More news: Trump lawyer fights Federal Bureau of Investigation over seized files
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"The payment of the money just creates an enormous legal mess for, I think, Trump, for Cohen and anyone else who was involved in this in the campaign", Potter told "60 Minutes".
Not only would evidence that Cohen indeed traveled to Prague reveal he's been lying, but it would discredit the argument Trump and his allies in Congress have been using to discredit the Russian Federation investigation.
On Monday, Cohen's attorney called the searches "completely inappropriate and unnecessary".
Avanetti then made his argument, to be expended on in another hearing later on Friday.
That's right. See, Cohen was less of a lawyer to Trump and more of a "fixer".
Hendon said that "given the interest at stake and the exceptional nature of my client" it was important for everyone that the process be done "scrupulously, so that it is not subject to taint complaints later, and so that it withstands scrutiny for all time".
She added that she was anxious about the "appearance of fairness", given the stakes.