Trump lawyer asked why he wants porn star's case delayed

Prosecutors have said they’re investigating Cohen’s personal business dealings but haven’t said what crime they believe he may have committed

That appears to be the relationship between the commander in chief and his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, who has said he would "take a bullet" for Trump.

Cohen had his office, home and hotel room raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation last week, with agents seizing documents related to the $130,000 payment he made to Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford.

The judge said it is not enough for Cohen's attorney to file that statement on his behalf.

Blakely said that Cohen could be indicted within 90 days, pointing to a previous statement from Daniels's lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to that effect, CNN reported. "The decision to voluntarily discontinue these cases was a hard one", Gerstman Schwartz name attorney David Schwartz said in a statement.

Since Cohen and his lawyers are requesting the stay, Otero said, the burden is on them to show a large overlap between the two matters.

Otero said that he was not privy to the affidavits for the NY searches, but that he'd reviewed the docket of proceedings in federal court in that jurisdiction.

Otero, speaking from his experience on the bench and without knowledge of the investigation, said it was "substantially likely" there would be some criminal action.

In 2012, Cohen scouted out the presidential field as Trump considered a run, meeting with operatives and offering to partially fund an exploratory website with money raised for his own potential Senate bid.

Lawyers for both Trump and Cohen have said that the USA attorney's probe overlaps the Daniels civil matter.

Otero agreed, saying several times that Daniels was "undeterred". Cohen filed the state claims against Buzzfeed and federal claims against Fusion GPS in their respective courts in Manhattan, after the news company published the information in the report by Christopher Steele, at the behest of Fusion GPS, shortly after Trump was elected.

"There's a whole range of things that could relate to", he said.

U.S. District Judge S. James Otero asked Cohen's attorney to file the declaration by Wednesday, noting that Cohen is facing a possible criminal indictment considering the recent Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his office, home and hotel room in NY. During a Tuesday appearance on ABC's "The View", she and Avenatti also announced a $100,000 reward for information leading to the man.

They are also seeking records related to a deal between ex-Playboy model Karen McDougal and American Media Inc., which prevented her from publicly discussing her alleged 10-month affair with Trump, and the infamous "Access Hollywood" tape that came to light weeks before the 2016 election, which captured Trump making lewd remarks about women in 2005.

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