Donald Trump’s personal lawyer is due in court in an extraordinary showdown with US prosecutors Monday over documents seized in an FBI raid on his home, with a porn star also expected to attend. The US president reacted furiously, blasting the raid as a “witch hunt” and “an attack on our country,” effectively opposing his own Justice Department and siding with his 51-year-old personal lawyer. Joanna Hendon, Trump’s lawyer, told an initial court hearing last Friday that the US president has an “acute interest” in the matter. Cohen, Trump’s lawyer for years, has admitted paying Daniels $130,000 before the 2016 election. So far, 19 people have been indicted, including the chairman of Trump’s campaign and his former national security advisor.
Source: Punch April 16, 2018 14:48 UTC