Stormy Daniels arrives at courthouse over Trump lawyer case

Michael Cohen walks through the lobby at Trump Tower

The disclosure came as Cohen's attorneys tried to persuade a federal judge in NY to delay prosecutors from examining records and electronic devices seized in the raids on the grounds that many of them are protected by attorney-client privilege. That's when one of Cohen's lawyers said for the first time publicly that Cohen has worked for Fox News host Sean Hannity. Cohen, who has said he made the payment from his own account, has been ordered to attend.

But he said he never retained Cohen "in any traditional sense", never paid him and never got billed for a legal fee.

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood issued the ruling after lawyers for the Department of Justice, Cohen, the Trump Organization, and Trump himself squared off in a high-stakes clash over attorney-client privilege. Prosecutors in NY haven't identified what specifically they're probing, although they said in a court filing that "the crimes being investigated involve acts of concealment by Cohen".

Some of the documents reportedly relate to payments to porn star Stormy Daniels, who claims a one-night stand with Trump a decade ago, and ex Playboy model Karen McDougal who also claims an affair.

After some discussion about whether the disclosure would be in writing or in open court, Cohen attorney Stephen Ryan announced the name to audible murmurs in the packed courtroom: "The client's name is Sean Hannity".

Michael Cohen outside court in NY on April 16.

Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay asked a federal judge Monday to require Michael Cohen to reveal more information about his clients.

The judge asked the opposing attorneys to submit a joint proposal with four names for a potential special master, whom the judge said "could have some role" in sorting through the seized documents and determining what was privileged.

Cohen's lawyers said investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office. They said that prosecutors had already intercepted emails from Cohen and executed the search warrants only after discovering that there were no emails between Trump and Cohen.

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A legal fight over what should happen to records the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized from President Donald Trump's personal attorney took a surprise twist Monday when the lawyer, Michael Cohen, was forced to reveal a secret - that he had also done legal work for Fox News host Sean Hannity.

Daniels, wearing a pink skirt and black heels, stumbled and nearly fell on the wet sidewalk outside the courthouse among a throng of reporters and camera crews.

Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, was another. She says she had sex with a married Trump in 2006.

Last week's raids came after a "months-long" investigation of possible crimes related largely to Mr Cohen's business dealings, rather than his work as a lawyer, prosecutors said in a court filing on Friday.

It's unusual enough for federal agents to seize an attorney's records, and unprecedented to take those of a president's personal lawyer.

Cohen, who has denied wrongdoing, arrived early Monday afternoon. The government says it should do the vetting. She's going to attend at 2 o'clock on Monday.

Cohen is asking for the review to be conducted by a court-appointed attorney.

The unexpected naming of Hannity made him the latest outsized media personality to be drawn into the investigation's cast of unlikely supporting characters. He has denied wrongdoing. "It nearly goes without saying, unfortunately, that none of Mr. Cohen's clients want to be associated with the government raid on his home and law office, or want to be affiliated in any way with the proceedings here and the attendant media coverage".

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