Adult-film star Stormy Daniels to attend Trump lawyer's hearing

Michael Cohen President Donald Trump's lawyer doesn't want

Adult-film star Stormy Daniels to attend Trump lawyer's hearing

Also present in the courtroom on Monday was Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the adult-film actress who received money from Cohen and who has alleged that she had an affair with Trump.

That, however, is not what's going on here - or, at least, I don't think it is all that is going on here. The lawyers said they should be allowed to identify which of the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege before prosecutors get to look at them.

FILE Picture: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen leaves a resort in NY, U.S., April 1 3, 2018.

During the FBI's raid of Trump's lawyer's office, CNN reports they seized audio recordings between Stormy Daniels' laywer at the time, Keith Davidson, and Trump's current lawyer, Michael Cohen.

She won't be offering testimony but will be present in the NY courtroom for Cohen's hearing related to the Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his home and office.

But Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay told the judge that he believed the proceedings were an attempt to delay the processing of materials seized in the search. Cohen's team, he said, was "delaying a government investigation because they can't come up with the facts to justify their case".

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"Not at all. It's meant to send the message that this is a very, very serious matter for her and she wants to make sure that the American people know that she's behind efforts to bring to light as much information and documents as possible", he said. Or, they said, the court could appoint a special master for that goal.

"She's going to attend at 2 o'clock on Monday", attorney Michael Avenatti told CNN's "State of the Union" Sunday.

Last August, an attorney for Cohen, Stephen Ryan, delivered to Congress a point-by-point rebuttal of the dossier's allegations. "We only speak about White House staff", Sanders said.

Those confidentiality rules can be set aside under certain circumstances if investigators have evidence that a crime has been committed.

Essential Consultants LLC was used for the partial payment of a $250,000 fee paid to Cohen for negotiating a non-disclosure agreement with a former Playboy model who claimed she was impregnated by Elliott Broidy, a venture capitalist and former deputy finance chairman of the Republican National Committee. The raid was unrelated to the Trump-Russia collusion investigation, but instead focused on payments made to women who have said they had sexual relationships with Trump.

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