Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, was raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation on Monday in pursuit of records on Cohen's $130,000 hush payment to Daniels, who allegedly had an affair with Trump in 2006.
The Hon Kimba Wood's Order directing Mr. Cohen to appear in person on Monday at 2 pm to potentially answer questions from her could be a problem if he intends on taking the 5th. The lawyers argued that the raids affected other Cohen's clients and were a violation of attorney-client privilege.
In response to Cohen's motion to prevent prosecutors from using evidence collected in Monday's raids of his home and office, the U.S. attorney in NY asserted the raids were authorised by a federal judge to seek evidence of conduct "for which Cohen is under criminal investigation".
A federal judge in Manhattan has scheduled arguments on Friday over the contentious search warrant carried out earlier this week at the office and hotel room of President Trump's personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen. Daniels is suing for the right to speak out about the affair.
Cohen did not appear in court on Friday and has not been charged with a crime. In response, prosecutors said they have set up a "taint team" to review documents before attorneys working on the case can access them.More news: Weekly Shire plc (NASDAQ:SHPG) Ratings as of April 14, 2018
Mr Trump phoned Mr Cohen to "check in" last Friday, according to two people familiar with the call.
Citing anonymous sources, McClatchy said that investigators for Counsel Robert Mueller, who is also probing possible collusion between Moscow along with also the Trump campaign, had evidence.
Cohen is slated to appear before a US district judge in NY to answer questions about his business practices, which have been under investigation by the FBI for months. It was revealed this week that Cohen is under investigation for bank fraud, wire fraud and campaign finance violations.
Stormy Daniels's attorney asked to join in on the hearing, as he said he believes items seized were in regards to his client.