Trump's Lawyer Files Motion to Dismiss Stormy's Defamation Suit After FBI Raid

Attorney Michael Cohen arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with then President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016
Attorney Michael Cohen arrives at Trump Tower for meetings with then President-elect Donald Trump in December 2016. Bryan R. Smith AFP Getty Images
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11 April, 2018

And he has good reason to be.

Mr. Trump called the raid a "disgraceful situation" on Monday. In private, The Washington Post reported, he "stewed all afternoon about the warrant to seize Cohen's records, at times raising his voice" (I'll bet).

Trump lashed out Monday day, also Tuesday morning, phoning Mueller's analysis a "absolute witch investigation" and a "assault on the nation, at an actual sense".

"If you go to the attorney's office and you look at attorney-client privileged material by mistake, you're in a world of hurt", Litman said. That confession is within the attorney-client privilege.

And if Trump fires Mueller, Rosenstein or Sessions (or any combination) to stop the special counsel's investigation, the Southern District judges are more likely to be motivated to nominate a stellar former judge or federal prosecutor to lead the district and do what he or she wants with all the files seized in the Cohen raid.

That "elsewhere" in this case is referring to the U.S. Attorney's Office in the Southern District of NY.

In short, a whole bunch of officials had to sign off on this request, and the fact that they did so suggests that Mueller was able to show clear evidence that Cohen had committed a crime. Cohen was previously a lawyer for the Trump Organization, but he left that position in January 2017 and became Trump's personal lawyer. Here are some of the reasons why.

Trump then pointed out that Rosenstein had 'signed the FISA warrant, ' referring to the warrant used to spy on the president's campaign associate Carter Page. As a result, the raid was not technically part of Mueller's Russian Federation investigation-a distinction that may have as much to do with politics as with jurisprudence. In the email, the representative said funds had been deposited in Cohen's account. Cohen is something much more: a fixer, a deal-maker, a wartime consigliere. Daniels responded by filing a revised federal lawsuit accusing Cohen of defamation. Trump repeated when a reporter asked. Trump has denied it. Daniels told her story in 2011 to In Touch magazine, but several of those who worked at the publication have said they withheld the story after Cohen threatened to sue.

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Federal agents searched Cohen's office at 30 Rockefeller Plaza in NY, where he had been working as part of a "strategic partnership" with the law firm Squire Patton Boggs. "We do know this is a very serious step when law enforcement raids an attorney's office".

Asked on Monday after the Federal Bureau of Investigation raids if he would fire Mueller, Trump replied, "We'll see what happens". "It resulted in the pointless seizure of protected attorney-client communications between a lawyer and his customers".

Avenatti's representation of Daniels is not the trial lawyer's first time in the media glare. "It is the red line he always seemed to draw in his bitter complaints about the Mueller investigation-now here we are".

Cohen, Trump's "fixer" for the past decade, knows where the proverbial bodies are buried.

A spokesperson for the U.S. Attorney's Office at the Southern District of NY declined Fox News' request for comment. So for at least some potential crimes, it may be too late for Trump to fire Mueller. If the Southern District uncovers evidence of criminal activity on the part of Michael Cohen, that means Mueller and his team can use this as leverage against Cohen in the Russian Federation investigation. "And I think Mueller is a person of stature and respected, and I respect him".

It's only getting worse the closer the investigation gets to him.

After setting up a committee in 2011 created to boost the possibility of a Trump presidential bid, he described his role as "fixer" in this way: "It means that if somebody does something Mr Trump doesn't like, I do everything in my power to resolve it to Mr Trump's benefit". That's easier said than done, however: he wouldn't be able to do so without approval from Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, who is believed to be unlikely to be on board with such a move.


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