Cohen's lawyer says he wants to make sure he doesn't say anything in court during the Daniels case that could be used against him in the NY case.
Cohen, who's concurrently facing a criminal investigation in NY, said in a filing that he will assert his Fifth Amendment rights if he's asked to testify about a $130,000 payment he made to Daniels 11 days before the 2016 election. The NDA covers an alleged affair Clifford had with Trump years ago.
DNA linked former police officer to Golden State Killer/East Area Rapist case
The match led to Joseph James DeAngelo, who was sacked in 1979 from the police department in Auburn, northeast of Sacramento. At the beginning, the rapist would seek out women who lived alone in single-family homes, but later he targeted couples.
The probe of Cohen's business dealings, and the FBI's search of his office that uncovered information related to the $130,000 payment, started with a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating alleged Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election and possible collusion with the Trump campaign. Trump has also denied the affair and any knowledge of the payment.
The request to put the case on hold due to the pending criminal investigation would, if successful, stop any such depositions or document requests from proceeding for the time being.
Michael Cohen plans to keep quiet for once.
Confirm Mike Pompeo to fill the void at State
They include Senators Joe Donnelly of IN and Mr Joe Manchin of West Virginia, who haven't yet said how they'll vote. Regardless of what the committee does, however, his fate will nearly certainly reach the Senate floor for approval.
Avenatti is seeking to take depositions of Trump and Cohen and to receive documents from them as part of an initial hearing before the federal court to determine whether an agreement even exists.
Since Cohen and his lawyers are requesting the stay in the case, Otero said last week that the burden is on them to show a large overlap between the two matters.
"Our client will make himself available, as needed, to aid in our privilege review on his behalf", attorneys Joanna Hendon, Christopher Dysard and Reed Keefe wrote in their filing.
Indiana Pacers vs. Cleveland Cavaliers - 4/27/18 NBA Pick, Odds, and Prediction
Lue talked about the importance of the Cavaliers connecting on 3-point attempts - a problem for them in losing Game 1 and Game 3. In game four, James scored a game-high 32 points and the Cavaliers defeated the Pacers 104-100, covering as 2-point favorites.