Michael Cohen’s Attorneys Move to Shield 12,000 Documents From Prosecutors

Attorneys for President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday moved to withhold 12,000 documents seized during an FBI raid from federal prosecutors, arguing the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege. In a letter to Judge Kimba Wood in the Southern District of New York, Cohen’s attorneys said they’d gone through files taken from 13 mobile devices and 20 digital media services—part of 4 million files seized during the raid. The raid was conducted in connection with Cohen’s personal business dealings, particularly his pre-election $130,000 payment to adult film star Stormy Daniels.