President Donald Trump’s embattled personal attorney Michael Cohen was in a Manhattan court today. The FBI raided his office and hotel room last week, looking for information on payments to two women who claim to have had affairs with the president. At issue in court today was who gets access to the troves of documents the agents seized. Also, which of those documents are protected by attorney client privilege?
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