>> Lawyers for Michael Cohen on Friday asked a federal judge to issue a restraining order against investigators who seized documents from President Trump's personal attorney. FBI agents raided Cohen's offices earlier this week. Cohen hopes to stop the government from using the seized materials. Reuters legal correspondent Brendan Pearson was in the courtroom.
>> The raid on the offices of Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen this past Monday have raised a lot of questions about the extent of attorney-client privilege. Michael Cohen's lawyers think that they should be the ones to look at these materials that were seized before anyone else does. And kind of make an initial call about what is relevant to the investigation, what is protected by attorney-client privilege, or some other kind of privilege.
And the government, on the other hand, thinks that it should be a team associated with the prosecutors who should be making that call.>> Investigators were reportedly looking for information related to alleged hush money paid to a porn star and former Playboy model. Both women said they had consensual sexual affairs with Donald Trump and were paid to keep quiet in the final weeks of the 2016 presidential election.
Trump has denied the affairs and said he has no knowledge of the alleged payoffs.>> Did you know about the $130,000 payment to Stormy Daniels?>> No.>> Michael Cohen said he paid porn star Stormy Daniels out of his own funds. The raid on Cohen's offices enraged the President.
>> Well, I think it's a disgrace what's going on.>> Investigators acted on a referral from the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller. Who is probing allegations members of the Trump presidential campaign sought help from Russia to win the election. Trump denies any collusion with Russia.