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Michael Cohen Says He'll Plead The Fifth In Stormy Daniels Case

April 25, 2018 - 7:32 pm
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LOS ANGELES (1010 WINS/AP) -- Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, said Wednesday that he will exercise his constitutional right against self-incrimination in a lawsuit brought by a porn actress who said she had an affair with Trump.

Cohen filed papers in federal court in Los Angeles on Wednesday saying he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights.

Cohen asked a judge to delay the civil case after his office and residence were raided by the FBI. Federal prosecutors in New York said they are investigating Cohen's personal business dealings.

In a filing last week, Cohen's lawyers said investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office. They called the search "completely unprecedented."

Porn actress Stormy Daniels has been seeking to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed days before the 2016 presidential election so she can discuss the alleged relationship, which Trump denies.

She argues it is not valid because Cohen signed it, but the president did not.

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