Trump Attorney Files Desperate Motion To Stop Stormy Daniels’ Demise Of His Administration

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On Monday, the FBI raided the office of Mr. Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen. According to The New York Times:

‘The FBI raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film actress.’

It has also been revealed that on Monday, Cohen filed a motion to dismiss the claims of defamation filed against him by Stephanie Clifford, who is more famously known by her adult film name Stormy Daniels. According to CNN:

‘The filing calls Daniels’ defamation claim “a desperate attempt … to keep at least a portion of this case out of arbitration,” and lists seven reasons why the court should either strike or dismiss the porn star’s claims.
‘Cohen’s filing is in response to an amended complaint filed by Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti which said that Cohen’s public denial of the affair she alleges she had with Donald Trump in 2006 was “meant to convey that Ms. Clifford is a liar.”‘
Cohen’s attorney argued in the filing that Stormy Daniels was not damaged by Cohen because she said her earnings had quadrupled. CNN reported:
‘Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, said in a statement that the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York had executed “a series of search warrants” including at his office, and “seized the privileged communications” between Cohen and his clients.’
Daniels’ attorney, Michael Avenatti, told Anderson Cooper that he believes the raids might be in relation to Cohen being “untruthful” with the bank about the accounts used to wire the money to the adult film actress.
Avenatti said:
‘We have substantial reason to believe that when Michael Cohen opened the bank accounts at First Republic Bank for the purposes of wiring this money that he was not truthful and honest with the bank as to the purpose of those accounts and what they were designed to be used for.’
Avenatti added that the raid should make Mr. Trump seemingly worried about Daniels’ claims, saying:
‘It appears that the noose is tightening around Michael Cohen. I think the President has considerable reason to be concerned. A lot of faith and confidence has been put in Michael Cohen. I think the expectation was that he was going to be the fall guy.’

Not surprisingly, after the raid on Cohen’s office and hotel room, Trump lashed out accusing the Justice Department of carrying out a “witch hunt,” and insisted that the FBI “broke into” Cohen’s office. Trump called the raid a “disgraceful situation,” and an “attack on our country in a true sense.”

According to The New York Times:
‘The prosecutors obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel in the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but most likely resulted from information that he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York.’
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