>> Federal prosecutors on Friday disclosed that Michael Cohen, President Trump's personal lawyer, is under criminal investigation and has been for months. The court filing comes in response to Cohen's effort to block investigators from reading the documents seized in this week's raids of his home and office. Reuter's correspondent Brendan Pierson was at Fridays hearing in Manhattan.
>> 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 the government, on the other hand, thinks that it should be a team associated with the prosecutors who should be making that call.>> The New York Times reporting that Trump called Cohen on Friday to quote, check in. Meanwhile, a lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels argued at the hearing that the seized documents may concern his client.
Who claims the president slept with her while he was married>> I think there is no question that there’s documentation in those records concerning the negotiation with my client. Perhaps communications with the president relating to the payoff, there could be a whole host of documents relating to that agreement.
>> Investigators were reportedly looking for information related to alleged hush money paid to Daniels and a former Playboy model right before the 2016 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.>> The raid of 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 investigating allegations members of Trump's presidential campaign sought help from Russia to win the election.
Trump denies any collusion with Moscow.