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Trump admits Cohen represented him in 'crazy Stormy Daniels deal'

27 April 2018, 12:50 | Colleen Roy

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Judge faces key choice in Michael Cohen case

That's the day the Federal Bureau of Investigation raided Cohen's office and residences seeking his communications with Trump before the 2016 election and records related to two women who received payments during the campaign to stay quiet about sexual encounters they say they had with Trump.

Trump also raised eyebrows when he acknowledged that Cohen, his longtime personal lawyer, represented him in dealings with Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who claims she had a sexual relationship with the president in 2006.

"Michael would represent me and represent me on some things".

"In letters to the court filed Wednesday, lawyers for Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization said they were prepared to put significant resources into quickly reviewing the documents". "And from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong".

"They why is he pleading the Fifth?" co-host Ainsley Earhardt asked. He's got a business.

The president's comments, Avenatti said, contradicted past statements he has made distancing himself from the Daniels case.

Appearing on MSNBC's "Morning Joe", Daniels's attorney called that a "hugely damaging admission". But Comey wrote in the memos that part of Trump's explanation to him for why it could not be true was that he never stayed the night in Moscow. Trump has denied the affair.

In the interview, Trump also blasted former FBI Director James Comey, calling him a "liar and a leaker" who is "guilty of crimes". "But This doesn't have to do with me", Trump said.

Trump's remarks on Cohen and Daniels are already backfiring in court. By the way, I did say welcome to Washington.

The government wants the master to do an initial review of all materials, identify those he believes are privileged, show those to the prosecutors taint team to allow them to mount challenges, and permit Trump and Cohen to suggest other materials they believe are privileged. "Mr. President, you're the Republican in charge, you've got a Republican running it!" He specifically lauded success in messaging the probe as "a fix" and a "witch hunt". I've taken the position - and I don't have to take this position, and maybe I'll change, that I will not be involved with the Justice Department. Later in the interview, he added, "But pretty soon I won't". "The mob takes the Fifth Amendment".

The interview lasted about 30 minutes.

"It's your Justice Department", Doocey said incredulously.

"The president is bunkered down... nearly in hiding, avoiding the media", CNN Reliable Sources host Brian Stelter said Thursday morning.

President Donald Trump lambasted his Justice Department Thursday in an interview on Fox News, expressing frustration at the ongoing special counsel probe and suggesting that he may intervene in his Justice Department at some point.

"I'm very disappointed in my Justice Department but because of the fact that it's going under, and I think you'll understand this, I have decided that I won't be involved".

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