Cohen "Represented Me" In Stormy Daniels Payoff

President Trump speaks during a Cabinet meeting at the White House

Prosecutors are investigating Cohen for possible bank and tax fraud, possible campaign law violations linked to the payment to Daniels, and perhaps other matters related to Trump's presidential campaign, a person familiar with the probe has said.

Wood had said earlier that she was considering appointing a special master - not because of legal precedent but in the interest of avoiding the appearance of bias in the politically charged case.

"I thought it was a disastrous admission on the president's behalf, especially after the prior statements that were made", Avenatti told Business Insider outside of federal court in Manhattan on Thursday, pointing to comments Trump made aboard Air Force One when asked about Daniels' allegations. She said the documents that were not considered privileged should be turned over to prosecutors as soon as that determination is made by Jones. He's repeatedly criticised Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy Rod Rosenstein, who oversees Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation into the Russian Federation matter.

The word "cloud" is one Comey says Trump used with him in private meetings that Comey kept notes on, although Trump in the interview blasted those memos as full of untruths.

"The conversation with Mueller could well give rise to. charges if he lies, and that's a tremendously vulnerable situation to put someone in who seems who seems to have a very loose relationship with the truth", Gertner said, "who will go on television and just rant. That was incredible to listen to".

United States' President, Donald Trump, acknowledged on Thursday that his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, represented him in a "deal" involving actress Stormy Daniels.

Trump also complained that many other appointees, including judges, are held up in the approval process in Congress. Cohen has handled Trump's most sensitive legal and personal affairs for more than a decade, but the president told the Fox hosts that he is more of a businessman than a lawyer.

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"He represents me with this insane Stormy Daniels deal". "From what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong". "There were no campaign funds going into this, which would have been a problem".

Cohen's under federal criminal investigation in NY for unspecified business dealings.

Comey told a CNN broadcast that aired Wednesday - and Trump said he watched - that he was always concerned when someone lies to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, particularly if it's something an agent never asked about in the first place, as Comey says he did not in this case.

"When I came into office people thought we were going into nuclear war", the president added. "It's a witch hunt and they know that and I've been able to message it", Trump railed.

Michael Avenatti, the lawyer representing Daniels in a civil lawsuit to get out from her non-disclosure agreement, was practically dancing a jig on Twitter Thursday morning. "As I predicted, that has now been shown to be completely false", Avenatti tweeted. A NY judge will preside over a noon conference to better define how to process materials seized from Cohen's home and office April 9.

"She has all of the different points of view you would want to bring to these documents", said Wood. "This won't hurt him legally, but it's not going to help him legally".

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

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