Trump Attorney Michael Cohen to Take the Fifth in Stormy Daniels Lawsuit

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Trump is betting he won't wilt and will continue to be a "stand up" guy, as he has been through many years of defending his client, to the point of forking over hush money to accusers such as Stormy Daniels, though Trump says she's lying about her affair with him. "If I authorize or direct my attorney to threaten what a later court determines to be illegal actions against a third-party, I can be held legally accountable for that potential crime; if my attorney makes statements on my behalf, I can be held accountable for them if I authorized them".

"He has a percentage of my overall legal work, a tiny, tiny little fraction, but Michael would represent me and represent me on some things".

"He represents me like with this insane Stormy Daniels deal, he represented me", the President continued, referencing Cohen's payment to Daniels and work negotiating a hush agreement with the porn actress. "But because of the fact that it's going on, and I think you'll understand this, I have decided that I won't be involved", Trump said.

Trump spoke by phone Thursday to "Fox & Friends".

Prosecutors had previously argued that an internal "taint team" from their office walled off from investigators should take the lead role in the review. All you need to do is put him in the room with a lawyer, and who knows where he'd go?

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Despite its agreement to appoint a special master, prosecutors suggested a procedure that differs in significant ways from the proposals of Cohen and Trump. These are false and they're trying to destroy a man. Welcome to the swamp.

Today, AP employs the latest technology to collect and distribute content - we have daily uploads covering the latest and breaking news in the world of politics, sport and entertainment. "He represented me, and you know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong".

"He said I didn't stay there at night".

As documented by legal reporter Mike Scarcella, SDNY lawyers specifically cited Trump's "Fox & Friends" interview in a new filing to argue that most of the records seized in the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of Cohen's office are not subject to attorney-client privilege.

Michael Avenatti tweeted "This is a stunning development". Fox News host Sean Hannity, who was also revealed in court as one of Cohen's clients, has made a similar argument.

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That statement could be consequential, as Trump is seeking to allow a federal judge to let him review any possibly privileged documents that were seized from Cohen.

In a court filing on Wednesday, Cohen said that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had seized "various electronic devices and documents in my possession" which contain information about the payment to Daniels.

Cohen and his attorney, Brent Blakely, have argued that the Daniels civil case should ultimately be sent to private arbitration. The lawyer believes prosecutors seized from Cohen material shared with him by Keith Davidson, the Beverly Hills lawyer who negotiated a $130,000 "hush agreement" requiring the adult film star to keep quiet over an alleged sexual encounter she had with Trump in 2006.

Last month, Trump told reporters aboard Air Force One that he was not aware of any payment by Cohen to Daniels. That includes 85 percent of Democrats but also 22 percent of Republicans.

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