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Donald Trump's lawyer to plead the Fifth Amendment in porn actress case

Donald Trump's lawyer to plead the Fifth Amendment in porn actress case

President TrumpDonald John TrumpRepublicans hold on to Arizona House seat Dems win majority in New York Senate, but won't control it Mulvaney to bankers: Campaign donations will help limit consumer bureau's power MORE's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, plans to assert his Fifth Amendment rights in the lawsuit filed against him by adult-film star Stormy Daniels.

Michael Cohen has been asking a federal judge in Los Angeles to delay Stormy Daniels' case after FBI agents raided his home and office earlier this month, seeking records about a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

The string of superlatives came from courtroom filings previewing a highly anticipated hearing on Thursday to determine who will be reviewing the files that the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized from Cohen's home, office and hotel room on April 9.

Daniels is suing Cohen and Trump, arguing that the 2016 NDA-prohibiting her from talking about an alleged affair with Trump-was invalid because the president never signed it.

Lawyers for Cohen said told the judge that a "war room" of lawyers capable of working around the clock was waiting for what prosecutors had said would be the first shipment of materials by overnight mail on Wednesday.

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"The agenda will include an update from the government on its production to Mr. Cohen's counsel of a set of the seized materials", she wrote in a 2-page order setting the status conference. She later added Cohen as a defendant.

In a Wednesday tweet, Michael Avenatti, Daniels's attorney, called Cohen's latest court filing "a stunning development".

Cohen's lawyers and attorneys for Trump wanted to be the ones to get firstcrack at determining which files should be kept hidden from prosecutors.

In New York, meanwhile, lawyers for Cohen and Trump continue to fight for the ability to review material seized in he raids before prosecutors have access to it.

Lawyers representing President Trump have two external companies and their own attorneys lined up to look over all the documents.