Hearing Underway in NY on FBI Raid of President Trump's Attorney

Report: Investigators were looking for materials connected to the 'Access Hollywood' tape during the Cohen raid

Report: Investigators were looking for materials connected to the 'Access Hollywood' tape during the Cohen raid

The F.B.I. agents who raided the office and hotel of President Trump's lawyer on Monday were seeking all records related to the "Access Hollywood" tape in which Mr. Trump was heard making vulgar comments about women, according to three people who have been briefed on the contents of a federal search warrant.

In the filing with a court in NY, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what laws they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has broken, but they said the "crimes being investigated involve acts of concealment" and suspected fraud.

The FBI raid on lawyer Michael Cohen's office and hotel room had another action item for federal authorities: the Access Hollywood tape. He called Mueller's investigation "an attack on our country".

The investigation is being run by Robert Khuzami, a veteran federal prosecutor whose boss, Geoffrey Berman, is the interim USA attorney for the Southern District of NY.

The Cohen attorneys also want to see which, if any, of the documents might be excluded due to attorney-client privilege.

Trump's "attorney-client privilege is no different" than any other citizen, McKay said.

Mr. Cohen, you said you're not anxious at all?

In a footnote, prosecutors wrote that although the investigation was referred to prosecutors by Mueller, it was proceeding independently.

None of those emails, they added, was exchanged with Trump.

Federal Bureau of Investigation agents were also looking for information about money paid to two women who claim they had an affair with Mr. Trump before he was president.

Michael Avenatti, the attorney for Trump love interest/porn star Stormy Daniels, also appeared at the courthouse asking to address the court Friday afternoon.

"We have every reason to believe that some of the documents seized relate to my client", he said.

Avenatti said it's "very possible" that the porn actress would show up at Monday's hearing.

Daniels has publicly stated the payment was hush money to insure her silence about a 2006 affair with Trump. Cohen paid Daniels $130,000 before the election, and he allegedly helped coordinate a $150,000 payment McDougal from American Media Inc., the publisher of the National Enquirer.

White House officials declined to comment.

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