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client list is fox news host sean hannity. one of the president's biggest boosters. why was hannity talked to a man nobody as the fixer? fbi evidence, as michael cohen fights to suppress evidence seized in the fbi raids against him, why is the president's legal team joining that battle against federal prosecutors? stormy hearing. storms steals the spotlight from michael cohen when she showed up at his hearing. what does her appearance mean for her own fight against the man who funded her hush money agreement. and morally unfit. former fbi director james comey said president trump is morally unfit, lies constantly and treats women like they're meets -- pieces of meat and trump said comey committed many crimes. how do they really feel? i'm wolf blitzer and you're in "the situation room."
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breaking news, president trurp's lawyer michael cohen appears in court over an fbi raid on his office and presidents but first upstaged by the appearance of stormy daniels and then he's ordered to reveal the secret name of his client list none other than fox news host sean hannity. that comes as president trump battles with former fbi director james comey. who calls him morally unfit and says it is possible that the president is compromised by russia. i'll speak with congressman jerry connelly standing by and our correspondents are standing by with full coverage. one bombshell after another. in a new york federal court hode. straight to cnn crime and justice reporter shimon. you were inside of the hearing all day and it has just ended. what is the latest? >> so a small victory here perhaps, wolf, for michael cohen's attorneys. they have been asking the judge to allow them to review the
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material that the fbi seized in that raid a week ago today. judge after hearing several arguments partially granted that request. she told prosecutors and the government they have to turn over the materials that they obtained in the raid so then michael cohen can review it and have his attorneys review it and he can review it and then there is discussions about what is privileged and then who will review that material. will it be a taint team, an fbi team, prosecutors team, that reviews this material. or will it be an outside special -- called a special master or is that the person who reviewed this material. in the end, wolf, what is important here is that for the government -- for the prosecutors and the fbi, this is certainly a delay in their investigation. they wanted the opportunity to review the material for the investigation and with the judge's decision tler not able to do so and will wind up back in court as the lawyers continue
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to litigate what the investigators will have access to. >> very interesting. michael cohen, the president's long time personal attorney forced to reveal the secret name on his client list and it was sean hannity. tell us about that. >> reporter: well, wolf, as you could imagine, we were just about an hour into the hearing with stormy daniels here and one of the arguments that michael cohen's attorneys came in and prepared to make was that they should not really -- release a cliebts li -- a cliebts list and then this morning they filed a motion they did not list a name of one of the clients. it was a third client and they did not list that name. after haarguments for an attorn the judge ordered stephen ryan who is representing michael cohen and from washington, d.c. and he flew in to handle this matter and she ordered him to reveal the name. and as you could imagine, there
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was complete shock in the courtroom. several of us from the media had run out to report this flews. it was -- it was stunning moment, certainly shocking in that now sean hannity is this person who the -- michael cohen team did not want to reveal. we don't know his connection to the case, what kind of work michael cohen was doing for him. but we do know that sean hannitys that denied it. >> he did in fact deny it and he said this on his radio show, just a little while ago he said he did have legal conversations with michael cohen, but he had this explanation. listen. >> so i've known michael cohen a long, long time. and let me be clear to the media, michael never represented me in any matter, i never retained him in the traditional sense of retaining a lawyer, i never received an invoice from michael, i never paid legal fees to michael.
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but i have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which i wanted his input and perspective. and i assume that those conversations were attorney/client confidential. >> and he also tweeted that the conversations he said, quote, were exclusively about real estate. so what was the reaction to that explanation from sean hannity that in all of the legal discussions there was no payment, no legal fees, but he did assume they were discussing real estate. >> reporter: so the attorneys for michael cohen did not specify as to really why they didn't want to release his name. they did say that there was concern about whether some embarrassment issues and they consulted with this client who we learn is sean hannity and spoke with him over the weekend. he did not want his name revealed in connection to the search warrant. and it seemed they were more
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arguing that this was going to be embarrassing for sean hannity over any privileges because the judge kept saying, you have no standing on privilege with this and then -- really in a stunning fashion, wolf, she ordered the name released. >> who will eventually decide whether this is privileged and should be kept secret or whether all of the information should be released publicly? would that be the federal judge kimball wood? >> reporter: well the next step is once michael cohen's attorneys are done reviewing the materials and they'll come back and decide and argue as to what the government should not see. ultimately what the government needs in order to continue with this investigation is to review these materials and what they have set up is what is called a taint team or a filter team and that team does not investigate this case. it would be prosecutors and fbi agents who just go through the material that is relevant to this investigation and that then gets sent to the ve-- to the
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investigators to use it for the criminal case or materials before a grand jury and certainly any of that material could aid them in any potential prosecution. but keep in mind, wolf, it was revealed in a transcript today that the federal government, the fbi has already extensive records and work they have done on this case. they said so as much in their court filings but they also were saying this was a fast-moving investigation. this now, though, this development today could potentially slow it down. but in listening to some of the prosecutors arguments today, as to the search warrant, they say that a magistrate judge found that there was possible criminal conduct in some of the material which is why she granted the search warrant. so they think clearly here they already have something -- information and enough established for whatever case that they are building. but they still need to look through the documents which will now be probably delayed for sometime.
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>> and amidst this, stormy daniels was there inside of the federal courthouse. how did she conduct herself, what was she doing there and what did she say when she exited? >> reporter: so she entered before it start and the last person in the courtroom. there was a seat for her in the back. she sat in a folding chair. mr. after-- mr. avenatti sittin cose buy. she did not say anything and there were court sketchers sketching her and she did not speak in court. she and michael cohen at least while i was tht courtroom never saw each other. she sat behind him so he never saw her walk in. she did have some things to say when she walked out of court a short time ago. and here is what she said, wolf. >> for years mr. cohen has acted like he is above the law, he's considered himself an openly and referred to him as mr. trump's
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fixer. he's played by adifferent set of rules or should we say no rules at all. he's never thought that the little man or especially women and even more women like me mattered. that ends now. my attorney and i are committed to making sure that everyone finds out the truth and the facts of what happened. and i give my word that we will not rest until that happens. thank you very much. >> reporter: so, wolf, really no legal reason for her to be here in the courtroom. but nonetheless her attorney felt the need to have her here. and then one last point, i just want to make about michael cohen, there was this scene in the courtroom when he walked in and he took a seat at the defense attorney table, he was talking to reporters and the court was allowing the reporters to sit in the jury box and he was talking to them saying hello
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to the court sketch artist and then there was a moment where he was shaking hands with the prosecutors in this case. something i don't rarely ever see, to -- to see potential in a matter -- it is an interesting take on things for me, his attorneys also shaking their hands but nonetheless we do expect them back at some point to argue exactly what they don't want the government to see in this case. >> this case a lot of extraordinary -- almost unbelievable developments unfolding. thank you for that report. the court fight has the president's legal time aligned up against federal prosecutors. let's bring in evan perez. what does this mean for president trump and does he have a legal argument to make here. >> it is an uphill climb for the president to shield what the fbi and what the prosecutors believe they have. but clearly now this is a pretty
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significant victory for michael cohen's team and for the president. they are now going to be able to look at the materials to determine whether or not they want to have a legal argument to try to shield some of the stuff. and a judge will make the final decision. but based on what the government said in their court filing that shimon was just talking about, they are talking about this as a fast-moving investigation and talking about having devoted a lot of resources and it appears -- it confirms what we've all thought, which was that the reason why they did this raid last friday was that they were pretty far along in their investigation, they already know a lot of what is in these documents and in this material that was seized, including the electronic mails. some of the documents that they have. so they already know a lot of what is here. and so perhaps they're very close to closing and making a decision as to whether or not to bring charges. >> it is pretty extraordinary
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that michael cohen's lawyer and the president's lawyers are fighting the u.s. attorney -- the justice department in affect. >> right. and they are -- making the case their own justice department cannot be trusted on this and that is a remarkable thing to argue. it shows how concerned and worried they are about this case in the southern district of new york. they are more definitely worried about this than even the collusion investigation, which is more of a political thing. i think they think they could fight that politically, this is something altogether different. we're talking about criminal law and much wider breadth of criminal laws applicable and i think this is why they're very, very concerned. >> as they should be right now. thanks very much. let's bring in democratic congressman jerry connelly of virginia. he's a member of the over sight and aforeign affairs committee. let's get right to the issue, the president's attorneys are going to head -- head to head with the president's own department of justice. where does this -- where does
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this standoff head? >> well, the united states has a role moment of truth here. are we a nation of laws, or of men? no man is above the law. we established that in watergate and we'll have to re-establish it in the era of trump. but the legal process in my view and that of most of my colleagues needs to play out. >> some of the president's allies as you just heard evan report, believe this michael cohen investigation in the southern district of new york, the u.s. attorney investigating there poses an even bigger threat to the president than robert mueller's russia probe. how do you see it? >> i don't know if that is true, but i do know that today's announcement that sean hannity was the third client to me deserved a lot of attention. sean hannity has been along the lowest of the low, wrestling in the mud of birther conspiracy, seth rich conspiracies about the young man who was murdered here
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in washington, that maybe that was a different kind of murder. all kinds of conspiracy theories about hillary clinton. distributing false and fake news left and right and now what we learn is, as he's defending the president's lawyer on television, he has a conflict of interest and ethical conflict of interest. he is one of those clients. ef never revealed that. and i think that is a big stain on certainly mr. hannity but also fox news. >> so what do you think fox news should do? >> i think they ought to fire sean hannity. i think he's -- he is so into this, like a pig in the mud, he can't get out of it and i think he deserves to be fired. his word could never again be trusted given the fact that he consciously did not reveal this relationship. >> even if there was no money exchanged between himself and michael cohen, he said -- he got some advice and then in this tweet he just posted he said it was on real estate matters. >> i heard the clip you played.
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but he then invoked the phrase client/attorney privilege. you can't have it both ways. if you are not a client, then you're not entitled to the privilege. if you aren tig entitled, you a clients whether you paid money or not. >> he did say at end of the clip we played and assume the conversations were attorney/client confidential. and he also made it clear over the weekend based on what we heard in the courtroom, he didn't want his name to be released but the federal judge made the lawyers for michael cohen release his name and of course they did. you sit on the over sight committee, is this a matter that congress should be looking into? >> absolutely. and if a tragic moment in congressional history that republican leadership here wants nothing to do with any kind of oversight or investigation in the trump administration. i guess they're exhausted from having done too much in the previous administration but they
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see and hear and speak no evil. so we're not looking at anything or conflict of interest and security clearances, we're not looking at overspending and looking at false travel, not look at these kinds of ethical issues, we're not looking at hush payments to porn stars, or long-term payments to long-term playmate affairs, and i think it is a shame. i think the american people deserve a congress that plays i -- it is constitutional role and we are ago grated that in this congress. >> and congressman thanks for joining us. >> my pleasure. more breaking news we're following. president trump's lawyer michael cohen appears in a federal court today. and it upstaged by storm who he paid to silent about her alleged affair from president trump. and michael cohen is forced by the judge to reveal the mystery on his clients list is the fox news host sean hannity. what is hannity saying about this stunning disclosure?
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breaking news, president trump's lawyer michael cohen appeared in court over an fbi raid and upstaged by stormy daniels and then forced to reveal the mystery name on his client list is sean hannity. that comes amid an extraordinary war of words between president trump an the man he fired as the fbi director james comey. sara mary is working this part of the story. what is the latest on the bitter fight? >> it is a bitter fight and james comey addressed something many people have wondered about,
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which is maybe why has president prup trump been to kind to vladimir putin and it is possible russia could have something on america's sitting president. james comey he doesn't have the answer. >> i believe he's -- >> former fbi director james comey using the media blitz around his new book to drop a bombshell. >> you can't say for certain that the president of the united states is not compromised by russian. >> it is stunning and i wish i wasn't saying it. but it is just the truth. it always struck me and still strikes me as unlikely, and i would have been able to say with high confidence about any other president i dealt with, but i can't. it is possible. >> comby refusing to rule out the possibility that president trump could be compromise by the russians and even in private he didn't have a negative word to say about vladimir putin. >> at least in my experience, he won't criticize putin even in
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private, even in a meeting with three people in the oval office. he is arguing that he gave a good answer when he said essentially we are the same kind of killers that putin's thugs are. and that struck me. >> comey, who was fired by trump last may, now said he believes the president may have been trying to obstruct justice. when he made this request about the investigation into his former national security adviser michael flynn. >> i took it as a direction. his words were, i hope you could let it go. >> trump denies he ever said that. but comey who took notes disagrees. >> there is some evidence of obstruction of justice. >> reporter: amid the publicity push, comey is defending his decision to reopen the probe into hillary clinton's private e-mail server, weeks before the election. a move some of his -- critics pans as political. >> this comes out several weeks
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app -- and later this is taken that she is an illegitimate president. >> it must have been. i was operating in a world where hillary clinton was going to beat donald trump and so same sure it was a factor. >> but with trump in the oval office, the looming question is whether he will take extraordinary steps to bring a swift end to the russia investigation. by attempting to fire special counsel robert mueller. >> i would hope set off alarm bells that this is his most serious attack yet on the rule of law. >> reporter: for comey's part, he said he doesn't believe the president should be impeached. >> i hope not. because i think impeaching and removing donald trump from office would let the american people off the hook and have something happen indirectly that i believe they're duty bound to do directly. >> reporter: still he said trump is hardly suitable to sit in the nation's highest office. >> i don't think he's medically unfit. i think he's morally unfit to be president. the person who sees moral
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equivalence in charlottesville and talks about and treats women like they're pees of meat and lies constantly about matters big and small and insist the american people believe it, that person is not fit to be president of the united states on moral grounds. >> reporter: now comey may be believe the president is morally unfit to serve in the oval office, president trump had his own choice words for comey, called him a liar and a leaker and a criminal. >> yeah. said he belongs in jail. we're going to continue to follow up on this part of the story. thank you very much. coming up, there is more breaking news. president trump's lawyer michael cohen appears in a federal court today and so does stormy daniels. afterward she lashes out at the man who paid her to keep quiet about an alleged affair with donald trump. and michael cohen drops a courtroom bombshell forced to reveal that his mystery client is the fox news host sean hannity. one of the president's biggest boosters. stay with us. you're in "the situation room."
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mystery client is sean hannity of fox newsch and let's get more from our analysts. jeffrey toobin, this revelation that sean hannity is the so-called third mystery client and he has three clients and the president the united states, elliott broidy, a former gop fundraiser, and fox news host sean hannity. potentially what does this all mean for the case and especially for the president? >> well it is a very puzzling situation. because sean hannity went on the radio this afternoon and said he's never represented me. we have conversations about real estate and about things but he's not been a lawyer. i've never retained him. so there seems to be some difference of opinion. why that might be significant is if there was an attorney/client relationship and then e-mails might be privileged and thus off limits to prosecutors, but if there is no attorney/client privilege and if they are friends or business associate orz partners, there is no
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attorney/client privilege and the government could examine all of -- any sort of papers involving both of them. i don't know that it would have a big effect on the president one way or the other. it is really about the two of them. >> if it was a legal issue, laura coates and you're our legal analyst. he said on his radio show, i assume that those conversations he had with michael cohen were attorney/client confidential. >> that is a new category of evidence. as attorney/client privilege, that is what you are talking about, the idea he would have attorney/client confidential material not disclosed is odd if there was no relationship. and remember, the burden of the person to decide or to determine whether it is confidential or whether it is privileged, whether there is any interaction whatsoever, is the attorney. and so the person who owned the privilege would be the clients. so if sean hannity's statement is correct and he said he was
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never my attorney and i'm not asser asserting a privilege, guess what, the government's case got easier because they are saying, your honor, we never thought there was an attorney-client problem and it wasn't the normal attorney's office we were trying to raid. this is somebody with no privilege based argument. he just helped the government's case. >> and mark give us your perspective because he has been -- sean hannity has been one of the big supporters of the president on his tv show and his radio show. >> and has become the biggest cheerleader and done a very good job on behalf of the president. going out and galvanizing support behind the president at the a time when he's under attack by the democrats and questioning by the media but under criticism by his own republicans so to see sean hannity connected in some way to mr. cohen doesn't surprise me at all very much. >> i'm curious, he's got three clients, michael cohen and in the past last year and this year, we'll put them up on the screen. the president and elliott broidy
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who michael cohen worked out a $1.6 million to a playboy playmate whom he impregnated and sean hannity. sean hannity said that he was talking to michael cohen almost exclusively about real estate. >> so two and a half clients. because one of them kind of said he was sort of an adviser but i didn't cut a check to him. the older i get, the more i find humor in life. there is some humor here. what cohen will do -- i'm not a lawyer but i've seen this, but cohen will say my business relationships are complicated, when the feds look at the stuff i've got in my office, all of my business relationships will be compromised because they're going to see stuff from a bunch of clients. i presume, this is a guess, the judge will look at his information and say let me get it straight. you mean to tell me the feds can't separate out one and a half other clients to continue the investigation they started when they came to ask us for the
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search warrant for your office office hotel room and i think the feds will get the information and this looks like a road block. >> but it is a road block. and cohen did have a good day in court. because instead of having the government exclusively review the documents for attorney/client privilege, the lawyers for michael cohen are going to be able to look at these and make arguments that these are -- that he's are privileged. now at a minimum, that is going to -- that will slow down this process considerably. and delay is always the friend of a defense in criminal law. so the fact that cohen's lawyers and the president's lawyers are going to get to review this document even though they may yet lose on the privilege claims will certainly slow the process down. >> laura, it is interesting that michael cohen and his lawyers in this federal courtroom, that the president had lawyers in the courtroom today, three new
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lawyers, joanna and henden and christopher dicer and reed keeblg and what is interesting is -- the president's lawyers and michael cohen's lawyers are fighting the justice department. >> right. and it is odd how this is working out. but remember, the reason that he has to be there, donald trump, is that he is a true client of an attorney, he owned the privilege. he is the one who can say whether the attorney can speak or not. if michael cohen was so predisposed to say i would like to tell everyone what we talked about, he still could not if there was a true relationship. but to be clear for everybody, the reason they had this warrant announced the way it was and it is kind of covert mechanism is because they didn't trust michael cohen to be forthcoming in and giving the information over ready illy and so when they are reviewing the material, don't have the impression they're going to go back to michael cohen's house and he gets everything back in his garage and hands out what he would like to give back to the prosecutors. they will probably have a centralized location of sort where they look at the information and say we're going to decide this together. and it may be a delay, but it won't be the basic impediment.
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>> we're learning more details of what exactly was seized in the fbi raids of michael cohen's home and his hotel room and his office, his safety deputy box. we're getting that information, we'll take a quick break. we'll reveal it right after this. your paycheck.
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more details, breaking news emerging right now. details of what was seized in the federal raids on michael cohen. we're back with our reporters
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and analysts and jeffrey toobin we're being told that stephen ryan and an attorney for michael cohen said among the items taken during the fbi raids are his home and his office and his hotel room, his safety deputy box included trump organization materials. trump organization materials. you remember the president at one point suggested in that new york times interview, you bring in the trump organization and you are crossing a red line. what is your reaction -- what is the president's reaction going to be to that. >> this is very significant for two reasons. first of all, business records and e-mails, financial documents, contracts, bank statements, are very unlikely to be covered by attorney/client privilege. so the government is almost certainly going to get its hands on them. and the other reason is significant is because it is in the area that suggests that the president is most concerned about, whereas he said in that "times" interview, if you look for financial records of mine,
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other than about russia, that is a red line. that again could prompt the president to take action against mueller, against this investigation, against rosenstein. this is the thing he is most sensitive about. government -- prosecutors access to his personal business records and we'll see what he does in response. >> once you go after trump organization documents, that brings in the trump family as well. and for the president, that is an extremely sensitive issue. >> it may well. >> and what the judge is suggesting, laura, is that they'll be a special master to go through these documents and to see what should be included and what shouldn't be included. but the trump attorney -- the president's attorney joanna hendon said she and her client oppose a especially master and we don't think a special master will protect the privilege of the president, she said. >> well the attorneys for the
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president show a consistency and he doesn't like things that are special, special counsel or special master and he believes in some way it is going to be a rubber stamp on what they are doing and that is what the argument of many defense attorneys are when you talk about a taint team. that you are going to put the jeanne back in the bottle. i won't look at it until i tell you if it is okay. it is okay and i had an epiphany on my legal strategy so they are concerned by that but the judge is not scared by that paranoia and this is in place because how else could you isolate and compartmentalize that which is privileged and that which is not. you can't trust the person who has a vested interest in containing the information to tell you what you can and cannot see. >> if everything was legal, involving the trump organization, and everything else, why would they be so concerned about releasing this information. >> let's assume it is legal and aboveboard and whatever they found doesn't mean it is not embarrassing and every time this information is touched which goes back to the reason why they
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hate the idea of the special counsel, when you have a special counsel investigating means more people will come in and seeing these dom -- these documents that we know the president is concerned about people seeing. we haven't even seen his income taxes yet and that has been something we've seen from every president. >> let me pick up on one theme here to cut to the chase and that is if you look at when we open a russia investigation, initially under comey and now mueller, this is an investigation about inappropriate cooperation with russia. where does that end up? paul manafort gets a indictment. if i'm in the white house looking at what is happening with cohen, i'm saying as soon as you get that information that is supposed to be related to inappropriate activity by cohen and it shows that potentially somebody in the trump organization did something wrong, you're going to get another manafort process and the fbi will go after that and all of a sudden it was supposed to be cohen and the family is involved in the investigation. >> there is a lot we need to assess and more breaking news. we're following sean hannity at
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we're following breaking news. sean hannity of fox news revealed as the mystery client of michael cohen, president trump's personal lawyer.
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cohen is waging a legal battle to keep federal investigators from look at some of the documents seized from his home in a series of raids and brian todd is working this part of the story. there is another twist in the case. >> there is. president trump and his attorneys have entered the fray in the cohen case, battling to keep investigators from examining some of cohen's records seized in an fbi raid last week. trump and cohen's attorneys argue some of those records are pro-ticked by attorney/client privilege but former federal prosecutors say the president is risking being implicated in the cohen investigation. michael cohen avoids reporters' questions as he leaves federal court. under orders from a judge, cohen reveals that fox news host sean hannity is his third previously unnamed client. tonight cohen is fighting to keep investigators from reviewing electronic devices and documents seized in an fbi raid of his office and other properties.
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he's arguing some of those records are protected by attorney/client privilege and now cohen's top client has jumped into the fray. donald trump's attorneys have made their own court filing in the case calling the fbi raid disquieting and backing cohen's attempting to prevent some of the records from being examined. trump's lawyers want to do their own review of the seized cohen records to screen out any confidential information. a key question tonight, why has the president gotten involved? >> this is more akin to a bottom of the ninth play. the evidence that may be at stake here, the government has seized, a federal judge has allowed that so far. could be absolutely toxic to mr. cohen and perhaps to mr. trump and that's why this is so critical. >> reporter: legal experts tell cnn the u.s. attorney for the southern district of new york investigating cohen for months must have been confident of potential evidence against him to order the raid. the republican chairman of the house oversight committee vouched for the judge.
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>> the most important thing we know is that a neutral detached federal judge has nothing to do with politics signed off on this warrant. >> reporter: former federal prosecutors say the odds are against cohen and trump from preventing investigators from looking at their records. >> it will be an uphill battle to assert the federal government is not allowed to look at the evidence seized. we have processes in place to protect people's rights, privileged, while allowing prosecutors to obtain the evidence they need to further their case. >> reporter: if trump wanted to shut down the cohen investigation, could he? >> this investigation is out of new york. his own appointee is the u.s. attorney there. the number two there is running this investigation. unless you're going to fire the entire leadership you can't shut this down. >> reporter: now, kocohen has denied wrongdoing and trump called it an attack on the
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country. former prosecutors tell us they're waiting to see about the next big developments in the cohen case, one, if cohen is charged, two, whether there's any evidence of crucial communications between cohen and trump that might implicate the president and, three, whether cohen might flip and turn on his boss. something that those who know cohen say is very unlikely. wolf. >> yeah, so far, brian, there don't appear to be many communications that investigators have between cohen and trump that would need to be protected by what's described as attorney/client privilege. >> at least as far as we know publicly. soy far prosecutors have said they have not uncovered any e-mails between cohen and trump but we have to see what some of those electronic devices will reveal. >> they've certainly sized a lot of material. brian, thank you very much. coming up more on the breaking news, a series of courtroom bombshells. a judge weighs in as president trump's lawyer michael cohen tries to suppress records but
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cohen is forced to reveal his secret client is the fox news host sean hannity and he upstaged by stormy daniels who also showed up to promote her own legal fight with cohen. just one free hearing test at his local miracle ear helped andrew hear more of the joy in her voice. just one hearing test is all it took for him to hear more of her laugh... and less of the background noise around him. for helen, just one visit to her local miracle-ear is all it took to learn how she can share more moments with her daughter.
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client. it's fox news host sean hannity. what kind of work did cohen do for him? seeing stormy. the porn star makes a dramatic appearance as her case appears to be gaining momentum. tonight she's speaking out about the trump kixer who paid her hush money. james comey says it's possible that the russians have dirt on president trump. the fired fbi director unloading in a scathing and potentially incriminating interview point president he calls morally unfit. what does it tell us about the special counsel's russia investigation? we want to welcome our viewers in the united states and around the world. i'm wolf blitzer. you're in "the situation room." >> announcer: this is cnn breaking news. >> breaking tonight a new ruling


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