Trump's Fox & Friends Interview Is Already Creating Legal Problems

Trump's Fox & Friends Interview Is Already Creating Legal Problems

The president, however, said the DOJ was running a "witch hunt" with "people in the Justice Department that shouldn't be there".

Prosecutors with the Southern District of NY are already using those words against him, arguing that Trump's claim about Cohen means that it's unlikely that numerous lawyer's documents are privileged.

The president had previously denied having any knowledge of Mr Cohen's $130,000 payment to adult film actress Daniels on the eve of the 2016 to secure her silence about an alleged sexual encounter with Mr Trump. During the interview, however, he changed his tune. "I'll wait until this is over", Trump said.

"I am very disappointed in my Justice Department", Trump said. "He represented me, and you know, from what I see, he did absolutely nothing wrong".

"Based upon the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY".

"It is also my understanding that the materials taken from Mr. Davidson includes Ms. Clifford's entire client file, including text messages and emails", Michael Avenatti, an attorney for Clifford, writes in the filing, shared via Twitter minutes before a court hearing with Cohen in NY was set to begin.

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The reactions that followed were a mix of shock and mockery. In both his book, A Higher Loyalty, and the interview circuit that coincided, Comey revealed Trump's obsession with the "pee tape" portion of the Steele dossier - who at one point allegedly noted that it couldn't be true because he didn't even stay over in Moscow during the 2013 Miss Universe Pageant when the incident supposedly took place.

Harry Sandick, a former federal prosecutor in the Southern District of NY, told NPR he thought Jones is a "great pick for special master".

The reason behind Wine-Banks's declaration was her belief that Trump also pleads the Fifth. Trump criticized federal agents for exercising search warrants on his lawyer Michael Cohen and former campaign chairman Paul Manafort.

Mr Trump said Mr Cohen represented him in the "crazy" Stormy Daniels case. He once reportedly said he would "take a bullet" for Trump, and he has handled sensitive matters related to him, including the Daniels payment.

"This would not be the first time the president contradicted himself", said Dershowitz, who says he's not representing Trump and didn't vote for him but objects to Mueller's tactics in the Russian Federation probe.

'You look at the corruption at the top of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, it's a disgrace, ' he said.

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"Another gift from the heavens in this case", Avenatti said.

President Trump did that Thursday morning with a quick call to the gang of Fox & Friends.

'We'd talk to you all day but it looks like you have a million things to do, ' Kilmeade told him.

Daniels's lawyer concluded, "We now find out that that's bogus". "Trump is trying to make it sound like he didn't handle a lot of my legal work, which is what the government is saying". By the way, I did say welcome to Washington.

- Separately, Rudy Giuliani - who joined Trump's legal team last week - met with special counsel Robert Mueller to reopen negotiations for a presidential interview.

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