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Michael Cohen to Plead the Fifth in Stormy Daniels Lawsuit

Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s longtime personal attorney, will invoke the 5th Amendment in the civil lawsuit brought by former porn actress Stormy Daniels in California, according to a new court filing. The documents cite the ongoing criminal probe against Cohen in New York, where his office and home were raided earlier this month by the FBI. Daniels is suing Cohen and Trump in California, alleging that the non-disclosure agreement about an alleged affair with Trump is invalid because the president never signed it. The suit also accuses Cohen of defamation, claiming that the lawyer's denial of her affair with the president “meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar.”