Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
People | By Neil Grant

Cohen again denies traveling to Prague in 2016 to meet with Russians

Cohen again denies traveling to Prague in 2016 to meet with Russians

U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Saturday denied a media report that the special counsel investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election has evidence Cohen visited Prague that year.

Earlier Friday, during Cohen's a court proceeding regarding the FBI raid on his offices in NY on Monday, Trump's personal attorney argued the documents and information seized endangered the confidentiality of information that might be unrelated to the FBI's investigation. US prosecutors filed documents on Friday in federal court saying he is under criminal investigation for his business deals.

These certainly were searching advice about a $130,000 cost made by Cohen to porn star Stormy Daniels, who has said she had sex together with Trump at 2006, a individual familiarized with the matter said.

Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen exits a hotel in NY on Friday. Trump has said he did not know about the payment. The lawyers argued that the raids affected other Cohen's clients and were a violation of attorney-client privilege.

In their filing opposing Cohen's request for a restraining order, prosecutors redacted the specific crimes they suspect Cohen of having committed but indicated they involve "acts of concealment" and fraud. Prosecutors disclosed, for the first time, that agents had secured an earlier search warrant and already have reviewed multiple email accounts maintained by Cohen.

Prosecutors said it would be "unprecedented" to allow Mr Cohen's lawyers to decide what is privileged, and that the government should be allowed to use its own "taint team" or "filter team" to do the job. If the report is indeed true, it would mark a significant development in Mueller's investigation.

Although Cohen worked for the Trump Organization before resigning at the start of Trump's presidency, he also has maintained private business interests, including ownership of a taxi medallion operation and real-estate investments.

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