Cohen Seeks to Silence Avenatti

16 June 2018, 05:51 | Isaac Mcdaniel

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The judge also admonished Cohen in a footnote, saying such requests "throw the system out of whack" by creating more work for the court, forcing adversaries to respond in a hurry and allowing some litigants to "cut in line" ahead of others.

She notes that her husband is now being represented by a team of eight attorneys in the case being held in Travis County, Texas, with one of his lawyers being Wallace B. Jefferson, a former chief justice of the Texas Supreme Court. Cohen worked with Trump for a decade and is the focus of a criminal investigation by NY federal prosecutors.

Judge James Otero of the US District Court for the Central District of California set a briefing for later this month, after which he'll make a final decision on the restraining order request.

Michael Cohen is telling his friends and family he may cooperate with federal prosecutors investigating him for possible financial crimes, CNN reported Friday.

Friday's filing indicates that the government and Cohen's lawyers have agreed to a June 25 deadline for Cohen's team to examine the new material, which also includes new data recovered from a Blackberry that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had only recently been able to access.

FILE PHOTO: U.S. President Donald Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan, New York, U.S., May 30, 2018.

Trump said he wasn't anxious at all.

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The government has agreed that all the material be reviewed by Cohen by June 25.

The attorney claims Avenatti's behavior and statements about Cohen are unethical and threatens Cohen's ability to have a fair trial as it's turning the case into a "media circus".

"Michael Cohen, I think, would tell you he's got nothing incriminating with the president", Giuliani said Wednesday on Fox News Channel's "The Ingraham Angle".

"The motion for a gag order is a complete joke and baseless".

"For over 12 yrs, Mr. Cohen and his boss Mr. Trump have routinely tried to "shut people up" and hide the truth through intimidation & threats".

Blakely urges the judge to sign a restraining order that would bar Avenatti from speaking with reporters or publicly releasing details about the case concerning Cohen. At a recent hearing, Wood told Avenatti that if he wanted to be admitted to the case, he would be required to cease his "publicity tour".



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