Trump says Michael Cohen is not his lawyer

Trump says Michael Cohen is not his lawyer

"U.S. District Judge James Otero said Cohen had not shown he would suffer "immediate, irreparable injury" absent emergency relief against Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti", Reuters reports.

She notes that her husband is now being represented by a team of eight attorneys in the case being held in Travis County, Texas, with one of his lawyers being Wallace B. Jefferson, a former chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court.

A judge had set Friday as a deadline for Cohen's lawyers to identify documents they believe are protected by attorney-client privilege.

"This is the worst move the White House could be making at a time when the president is potentially most vulnerable and others are most vulnerable", a lawyer close to the case told CBS News.

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. Cohen is now under a criminal investigation for his business dealings with foreign companies.

At the center of Cohen's troubles is a $130,000 hush-money payment he facilitated weeks before the 2016 presidential election to the adult-film actress Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, to keep her quiet about her allegation of a 2006 affair with Trump.

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Mr Trump has announced the restoration of USA sanctions, while European leaders are trying to preserve the deal. He also posed for a selfie with Singapore's Minister for Foreign Affairs Vivian Balakrishnan.

In response to a question about whether he and Cohen remained friends, the president said he had not spoken to Cohen in "a long time". US District Judge Kimba Wood had imposed a Friday deadline for Cohen's team to finish its review of roughly 2.4 million documents it had yet to sift through.

Brent Blakely, an attorney for Cohen, argues in court documents filed in Los Angeles that Avenatti has tainted the case with a "publicity tour" that included over 100 television interviews in the last three months and that he's "mainly driven by his seemingly unquenchable thirst for publicity".

Avenatti posted Otero's order on his Twitter feed, where he had called the gag order request a 'complete joke and baseless'. Cohen at first denied the payment but later he and the POTUS acknowledged that Trump eventually paid back Cohen for personally taking care of the issue.

"This must be their birthday present to Mr. Trump", Avenatti added.

A separate hearing in Daniels' case is scheduled for June 21.

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