Trump's former lawyer requests restraining order against Avenatti

Michael Cohen Requests Court Order Forcing Stormy Daniels' Attorney to Shut Up

Michael Cohen Requests Court Order Forcing Stormy Daniels' Attorney to Shut Up

Prosecutors investigating Cohen's business dealings - including his $130,000 hush-money payment to stripper and alleged former Trump lover Stormy Daniels - said in a letter to a judge that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was able to reconstruct the shredded documents and finally able to crack content from encrypted messaging applications, such as WhatsApp and Signal, on Cohen's various phones.

I've always liked Michael. Trump has said he never had an affair with Daniels.

"He's not my lawyer anymore", Trump said. Add Donald Trump as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Donald Trump news, video, and analysis from ABC News.

President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the White House, June 15, 2018, in Washington.

Roughly 3.7 million files were seized in the April raids and are being reviewed to determine which ones may be subject to attorney-client privilege.

Cohen has not been charged with a crime.

Cohen's legal team in NY is in flux, and his lawyers face a Friday deadline to finish reviewing documents seized in Federal Bureau of Investigation raids on his home and office.

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The letter reveals that investigators reconstructed 16 pages of Cohen's documents that had been shredded - indicating that they contained sensitive information he was trying to hide.

The attorney claims Avenatti's behavior and statements about Cohen are unethical and threatens Cohen's ability to have a fair trial as it's turning the case into a "media circus".

Should Cohen cooperate with prosecutors it could potentially be an unwelcome turn of events for Trump, as Cohen is believed to have intimate familiarity with both the president's various hush-money deals with women, as well as his sometimes-dodgy business dealings and other compromising information.

Cohen has filed for a restraining order against porn star Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti is representing her in the prevent him from speaking to the press about the adult film star's lawsuit.

Michael Avenatti, Stormy Daniels's attorney, leaves a NY federal courthouse in April. She has alleged a sexual encounter with Trump in 2006. The judge reminded the parties Friday that requests for emergency orders "are exclusively for extraordinary relief and are discouraged".

As the reporter continued to press Trump on whether he was anxious about Cohen flipping on him, Trump pushed back.

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