President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen under criminal investigation, DOJ says

The President reached out for his longtime friend and advisor as lawyers for both men went into Manhattan Federal Court in a bid to keep documents seized from Cohen's office away from prosecutors, The New York Times reported.

In the filing with a court in NY, prosecutors blacked out a section describing what crime they believe Trump attorney Michael Cohen has committed.

Jake Tapper addressed the Cohen chill-session on CNN Friday afternoon, noting he was "sitting outside his hotel, hanging out, not a care in the world, even though he is under criminal investigation". Her attorney, Michael Avenatti, was also present in the courtroom.

"It's kind of like when you're boyfriend breaks up with you and then you put pictures on Instagram looking really happy, having champagne", Kirsten Powers joked.

Mueller is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. On Tuesday, he tweeted that "attorney-client privilege is dead!"

PM Modi to observe day-long fast against Parliament disruption
Yeddyurappa, MPs Rajeev Chandrasekhar and Pralhad Joshi and the party's state leader, Jagadish Shettar, among others. Modi will now be the second prime minister after Atal Bihari Vajpayee to observe a fast while in office.

People close to Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen regard the warrant as an attempt by the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III, to pry into Mr. Trump's personal life - using other prosecutors as his proxy.

In rsquo Friday &;therefore submitting, prosecutors accused Cohen's attorneys of creating the & ldquo; rdquo & unprecedented; assert that they ought to settle on which records are privileged, or make the decision to a venture.

The news agency said it was unclear whether Mueller's investigators have evidence that Cohen met with a prominent Russian as the dossier claimed. But the government said Cohen appears to have only one client - Donald Trump.

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's maybe-current, maybe-former personal attorney, is having a nice Friday afternoon, smoking cigars on a Manhattan bench with his friends on the first truly attractive day in New York City in months.

"It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his client", attorney Stephen Ryan said in the statement.

PM Modi and BJP MPs to fast in protest of Parliament logjam
At the National Convention of Swachhagrahis , he launched several development projects at Motihari . Modi will address the MPs and interact with some of them on the occasion, they said.

"Defendants will be substantially prejudiced if compelled to proceed with this case while the criminal investigation related to Mr. Cohen is ongoing, given the substantial overlap between the facts in this action and the criminal investigation, and Mr. Cohen's status as is a key witness." states the filing by attorneys Brent Blakely and Charles Harder.

Friday's hearing was marked by multiple private conversations between the lawyers and the judge.

Cohen, who has denied wrongdoing, has been at the center of a controversy surrounding a $130,000 payment to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford. Her firm, Spears & Imes, was retained on Wednesday, she said, adding that she'd had just two hours notice of the arguments.

Each search warrant specifically describes how records seized that may fall into attorney-client privilege will be filtered out by a team that's walled off from the federal agents who have conducted the investigation, the prosecutors wrote.

US Deficit Could Surpass $1 Trillion Well Before Previously Estimated
The CBO released analysis Monday detailing how the federal budget deficit will be $804 billion in 2018 and exceed $1 trillion in 2020.

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