A court hearing Friday on an emergency request by President Donald Trump's longtime personal lawyer to bar prosecutors from getting a quick look at materials seized in FBI raids was adjourned until Monday after another attorney, who represents the president in the case, raised similar concerns.
Michael Cohen, who has a reputation as a "fixer" for Trump, asked in a court filing late Thursday that his own lawyers be allowed to review the materials and then determine which of them should be turned over to federal prosecutors for their ongoing criminal investigation.
Failing that, Cohen wants a judge to appoint a so-called special master to determine which files can be seen by prosecutors, to avoid a violation of attorney-client privilege that would taint any case brought against Cohen, Trump or anyone else.
While Cohen's filing is under seal, the judge in the case summarized the gist of it, after media outlets said they wanted all the documents in the case made public, at Friday's hearing in U.S. District Court in Manhattan. Cohen was not present for that hearing.
Meanwhile, Trump called Cohen to "check in" on Friday, The New York Times reported, citing two sources familiar with the call. That development emerged after White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders told reporters that she wasn't sure whether Cohen was still Trump's personal attorney.