Cohen's attorneys say they want a chance to review documents seized in the raid on Monday and specify items they believe aren't relevant to the investigation.
However, the USA attorney in NY asserted the raids had been authorized by a federal judge to seek evidence of conduct "for which Cohen is under criminal investigation". He said he should be allowed to represent the interests of Daniels.
Investigators can examine attorney-client work that falls within the purview of the Cohen criminal probe, but a separate Justice Department review is typically required in order to protect attorney-client privilege. He argued in a court filing on Friday that the seized materials must be reviewed by his attorneys to determine which of them should remain protected by attorney-client privilege.
Avenatti told reporters after the Friday morning hearing that he had no doubt the materials seized include documents concerning the negotiations with Daniels, which is the subject of a lawsuit filed by her against Cohen and Trump in Los Angeles.
As ABC previously reported, agents were hunting for records tied to secret deals with alleged mistresses, media organizations and the 2016 presidential campaign, according to two sources who are familiar with the warrant and detailed its contents.
It's unclear what the Federal Bureau of Investigation was looking for.
Cohen's tumultuous week began with federal investigators raiding his home and office on Monday.
The Southern District of NY prosecutors also heard from Trump Organization lawyers, who want them to throw out all communication between Cohen, the company and its employees.
According to The Times report, both Trump's and Cohen's legal teams on Friday were assessing the damage from documents obtained in a raid on Cohen's home and office Monday.
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It was quickly adjourned to Monday after another lawyer for Trump interjected that she needed more time to prepare.
Hendon argued that Trump is within his rights to object to the disclosure of records relating to his longtime legal representation by Cohen. He did not disclose the reason for the court proceeding. The woman's name has not been made public and the source declined to disclose it.
Avanetti then made his argument, to be expended on in another hearing later on Friday.
Each search warrant specifically describes how records seized that may fall into attorney-client privilege will be filtered out by a team that's walled off from the federal agents who have conducted the investigation, the prosecutors wrote.
Commander-in-chief's personal lawyer has been in a center of maelstrom surrounding a payment to porn star Stormy Daniels for months now.
Cohen's attorney and a spokesman for Cohen's attorney did not reply to requests for comment.
Despite the Cohen matter being unrelated to Mueller's Russian Federation investigation and the obstruction probe into Trump, the FBI raid on Monday infuriated the president and reportedly prompted him and his lawyers to scrap plans for a sit-down interview with Mueller.
Those confidentiality rules can be set aside under certain circumstances if investigators have evidence that a crime has been committed.