Judge: June 15 deadline in study of materials in Cohen raids

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Wood was unmoved, but she made comments in court that may have prompted Daniels' lawyer, Michael Avenatti, to withdraw a request to get a formal role in the legal negotiations. Earlier this month, Cohen's lawyers wrote that Avenatti had created a "carnival atmosphere" and should not be allowed into the NY court.

The June 15 deadline to review documents seized from Cohen was a month sooner than Cohen's lawyers had wanted.

The invoice comes a day before the parties are scheduled to be back in court before Wood. Daniels, a porn star whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, is suing Trump and Cohen over the nondisclosure agreement she signed related the $130,000 payment she signed before the 2016 election over her claims she had an affair with Trump.

Prosecutor Rachel Maimim said the two Blackberries are now being hacked in the FBI's Quantico headquarters and suggested that the feds are slowly piecing back together the contents to the shredder, which Maimim said were "not voluminous at all".

Cohen's attorneys then said they couldn't be sure if the phones belonged to Cohen's wife.

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A prosecutor revealed that the contents of a shredder and two Blackberry devices were all that remained to be turned over to a court-appointed special master, who is screening evidence to determine what is covered by attorney-client privilege.

"Please take notice that the motion for admission pro hac vice filed by Michael J. Avenatti is hereby withdrawn without prejudice as unnecessary".

Cohen looked exhausted Wednesday, elbows resting on the table in front of him and head cocked slightly back. According to Los Angeles Times reporter Michael Finnegan, Eagan Avenatti is owned in part by Avenatti's other law firm-Avenatti & Associates-and Michael Eagan. He said they have reviewed about 1.3 million of the 3.7 million files turned over. By Ryan's count, Avenatti made at least 170 TV appearances and Ryan said he attacked Cohen in majority.

If Avenatti had been given standing in the case, Wood said, he would have to "stop in its tracks your publicity tour on television and elsewhere".

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said a special taint team of prosecutors will make determinations after that date.

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Steven Ryan, Cohen's lead counsel, informed the choose "I would like extra time" and lobbied - unsuccessfully - for a mid-July deadline. These include an update on the production of materials, both from the government to Jones and from Cohen to the two previously approved intervenors, and the status of non-privileged material returned to the government by Jones.

"Candidly, he shouldn't be asking us to answer questions; he should be asked to answer questions", Ryan said.

Cohen's attorneys have earlier expressed their desire for Avenatti to not be admitted into the case, which he is seeking to do on Daniels' behalf.

Avenatti's enthusiasm for media attention also drew criticism from Ryan and Hendon, and Wood suggested that she shared those concerns. The firm has said the transaction had nothing to do with Vekselberg. He called Avenatti's media appearances "reckless and improper" and reminded the court that Avenatti had released some of Cohen's bank records to the media - a "premeditated drive-by shooting of [Cohen's] rights", Ryan told the court.

Michael Cohen's lawyers are trying to use a recent $10 million judgment against Michael Avenatti's law firm to prevent him from being admitted into Cohen's case.

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