Oh, and Cohen's asking to keep a third client of his anonymous - his other 2, which he says received serious legal services, are Trump and GOP fundraiser Elliott Broidy. the latter of whom had Cohen pay a Playboy model $1.6 million after she claimed Broidy knocked her up.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Tom McKay asked a federal judge Monday to require Michael Cohen to reveal more information about his clients.
Cohen's lawyers said investigators "took everything" during raids last week on his residence and office.
The adult actress, who wore a blush pink suit, was mobbed by cameramen and reporters as she arrived at Manhattan federal courthouse, with a minder forced to tell them "Be careful guys" as she nearly fell to the ground.
Stormy Daniels caused a huge stir as she arrived at Manhattan federal court Monday to hear Donald Trump's personal lawyer argue that materials seized during an FBI raid on his home and office were covered by attorney-client privilege (Picture: EPA) Michael Cohen arriving at the same hearing Monday.
Cohen was in court to ask the judge to limit the ability of federal prosecutors to review documents seized from his offices and home last week as part of a criminal investigation, which stems in part from a probe into possible collusion between Trump's presidential campaign and Russian Federation. They called the search "completely unprecedented".
She argued that if investigators wanted to see Cohen's work for Trump, they should have issued a subpoena.
Cohen's home, office, hotel room and safety-deposit box were raided by the FBI on April 9 as part of a long-running criminal investigation of his activities.
Assistant U.S. Attorney Thomas McKay said in court that the government took images of the contents of most electronic devices, leaving them behind after the raids, and that cataloguing evidence might be delayed because some devices must be sent to an Federal Bureau of Investigation laboratory to "decrypt" because they require code words.
After the hearing, Daneils briefly addressed a throng of reporters outside the courthouse.
Trump's guy wants a judge to allow him and his team to review the seized docs first so they can single out paperwork they want protected from scrutiny.
The raid sought information about a variety of matters, including a $130,000 payment made to porn star Stormy Daniels.
"I understand he doesn't want his name out there, but that's not enough under the law", she said, after hearing legal arguments from Robert Balin, a lawyer for five news organizations including The Associated Press.
Monday's hearing began with an appearance by porn actress Stormy Daniels, who was swarmed by photographers and almost fell as she was hustled into the courthouse, a scene that captured the sensational atmosphere around the case. Prosecutors say Cohen is being investigated for an undisclosed crime related to his personal business dealings.
The Justice Department wants a group of its own attorneys known as a "taint team" - those not conducting a criminal investigation of Cohen - to examine the records and decide which ones can't be used because they involve attorney-client privilege. He has denied wrongdoing. Trump will be represented by his own lawyer, Joanna Hendon, who has requested that the president be given a chance to review the seized materials, which includes more than a dozen electronic devices. She is trying to void the terms of a $130,000 hush-money settlement she reached with Cohen just before the 2016 presidential election.