Judge rules documents from FBI raid of Trump’s longtime attorney’s home are not protected by attorney-client privilege

In a setback for Donald Trump, a judge denied a request by lawyers for Michael Cohen, Trump’s longtime personal attorney, in federal court on Wednesday for more time to review material seized in the FBI raid last month on Cohen’s home, hotel room and office.

Cohen’s lawyers also clashed in the courtroom with Michael Avenatti, a lawyer for Stormy Daniels, the actor and producer of pornographic films, who alleges she had an affair with Trump more than a decade ago and was paid $130,000 in hush money by Cohen, which was later reimbursed to Cohen by Trump. Avenatti is an active thorn in the side of the White House and had come to court to press for his inclusion in the proceedings.

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