Michael Cohen has never represented me in any matter. I never retained him, received an invoice, or paid legal fees. I have occasionally had brief discussions with him about legal questions about which I wanted his input and perspective.
In response to some wild speculation, let me make clear that I did not ask Michael Cohen to bring this proceeding on my behalf, I have no personal interest in this proceeding, and, in fact, asked that my de minimis discussions with Michael Cohen,
Cohen was in court Monday asking Wood to hear arguments over whether he and President Donald Trump should be allowed to review the documents federal agents seized last week before federal prosecutors are able to do so.
Cohen filed a temporary restraining order last week to stop investigators from reviewing the material.
According to Cohen's attorney, investigators in the federal prosecutor's office for the Southern District of New York City were informed by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller that Cohen arranged for a payment of $130,000 to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for Daniels’ silence about a 2006 affair with Trump.