Cohen cited Federal Bureau of Investigation raids of his residence, office and hotel room and the seizure of "various electronic devices and documents in my possession", in his filing in US District Court in Los Angeles.
Cohen asked a judge to delay the civil case after his office and residence were raided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
Daniels says she signed a nondisclosure agreement in exchange for the hush money that bars her from speaking publically about having sex with President Trump in 2006. Agents also seized communications with his lawyer, Brent Blakely, about the civil case, Cohen said.
On Wednesday, attorneys for Cohen, Trump, and the Trump Organization urged U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood to leave that task in the hands of a court-appointed "special master", who would allow each of their e-discovery firms to separately review the files.
Cohen claims he paid Daniels $130,000 out of his own pocket shortly before the 2016 election as part of an agreement to keep quiet about an affair with Trump.
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Dan Diker from the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs told WIN that Hamas has indeed become an worldwide terrorist organization. She said the 30-year-old mother of three was inconsolable despite being surrounded by family and friends.
Avenatti countered that the "harm" to Daniels from the monetary threat "continues with each passing day", and while she has indeed appeared on the shows, "there are many things she hasn't done" as a result of Cohen's threat.
In a court filing on Wednesday, Cohen said that Federal Bureau of Investigation agents had seized "various electronic devices and documents in my possession" which contain information about the $130,000 Daniels was paid as part of the agreement.
The government wants to designate a secondary team of prosecutors to review the materials and determine what items are off-limits for the prosecutors investigating Cohen.
After the Trump Organization announced the company hired a "leading third-party e-discovery provider", the president's personal attorney Joanna Hendon offered an equally vague promise of a "preeminent e-discovery firm".
The judge told those lawyers to have, by late Wednesday afternoon, a description of those resources to help speed up the "production of non-privileged materials" and other aspects of the review. She has scheduled a hearing for Thursday to provide an update on the issue.