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Donald Trump Asks Judge for Pause on Stormy Daniels Case Due to Michael Cohen Raid

Donald Trump wants to take a break — from dealing with Stormy Daniels’ lawsuit — and is asking a judge to help him out … according to new legal docs. Trump’s legal team claims that the recent raid of his attorney Michael Cohen’s home,…

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Michael Cohen: FBI Raids Donald Trump’s Attorney’s Office

On Saturday, a fire at Trump Tower killed an elderly resident and injured six firefighters.

Many believe Trump should be held accountable due to unsafe conditions and a proposed sprinkler law that the president lobbied against that could have saved 67-year-old Todd Brassner.

We point all of this out today only to highlight the insanity of the fact that the blaze was not the damaging thing to happen to Donald Trump in the past 48 hours.

No, that honor belongs to the FBI raid on the offices of Trump’s attorney and longtime confidant Michael Cohen.

You may remember Cohen as the guy who personally paid off Stormy Daniels, supposedly without Trump’s knowledge or consent.

Because sometimes you just feel like forking over $ 130,000 grand to a random porn star who claims to have slept with your buddy, and you don’t need a reason, okay?!

The raid was first reported by The New York Times, who confirmed that federal prosecutors were granted a search warrant after receiving a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller.

The search and seizure doed not appear to be directly linked to Mueller’s investigation, but it could still spell big trouble for both Trump and Cohen.

Stephen Ryan, an attorney for Cohen, issued a statement in which he claimed that the US Attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York had executed “a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications” from his client.

“Today the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Ryan said.

“I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”

A source familiar with the situation claims the investigation is related to the payment Cohen made to Daniels.

More than your run-of-the-mill sex scandal, the Daniels situation could have major legal implications for the Trump administration, as the payment made by Cohen may have constituted a violation of federal election laws.

If investigators determine that the money paid by Cohen to Daniels was intended to benefit the Trump campaign, then both Trump and Cohen could be facing prosecution.

Trump has already begun the process of distancing himself from Cohen, telling reporters recently that he was completely unaware of the six-figure payment that his attorney made to Daniels.

“You’ll have to ask Michael Cohen,” Trump said last week when asked about the payment.

“Michael is my attorney. You’ll have to ask Michael.”

We’ll have further updates on this developing story as more information becomes available.

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Donald Trump’s Lawyer Michael Cohen Says He Personally Paid Stormy Daniels $130k

Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, says he paid porn star Stormy Daniels $ 130k out of his own pocket and was not reimbursed. The disclosure comes weeks after reports surfaced that Trump hooked up with Daniels in 2006, a year…

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Kim Cattrall vs Sarah Jessica Parker: Andy Cohen Says It’s Not a Catfight

What began as a missing person's case has ended in tragedy. Kim Cattrall's brother has died at 55

When Kim's former costar, Sarah Jessica Parker, reached out with her condolences, Kim Cattrall shot her down. 

As you can hear below, no one is more flabbergasted at this than Andy Cohen, who has waded into this feud to defend Sarah Jessica Parker.

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After Sex and the City actress Kim Cattrall's missing brother's body was discovered, she shared the crushing news on Instagram.

Among the flurry of sympathetic responses was a comment from Sarah Jessica Parker.

"Dearest Kim, my love and condolensces to you and yours and Godspeed to your beloved brother. xx"

Kim's reply was … intense.

"I don’t need your love or support at this tragic time @sarahjessicaparker."

The message, a full post on Instagram, continued, and Kim Cattrall made herself every clear.

"Let me make this VERY clear. (If I haven’t already) You are not my family. You are not my friend."

That's … extremely harsh.

"So I’m writing to tell you one last time to stop exploiting our tragedy in order to restore your ‘nice girl’ persona."

While Kim Cattrall is certainly grieving, the level of enmity here is palpable. And it's also nothing new.

This is where Andy Cohen comes in, speaking on his SiriusXM channel, Radio Andy.

"I thought it was fake. I was like, ‘There’s no way Kim Cattrall has posted this on her Instagram.’ This is a women who is in the middle of grieving the loss of her brother, which is tragic and sad."

It is a crushing loss. But Kim really did post that on Instagram.

"She accused SJP of exploiting a tragedy … She follows Kim on Instagram, Kim posted about her brother dying, and she expressed her condolences on the post … She posted it in a comment!"

Posting it in a comment, which is quickly buried under other comments and doesn't draw people to your own page, is generally seen as more respectful if you're walking on eggshells and don't want to be accused of exploiting a situation.

Andy Cohen goes on and continues to express his bewilderment.

"I would not call that ‘exploiting a tragedy.’ What was she supposed to do? Say something bad? I mean, I don’t understand."

Most people are lucky enough to not understand what Kim Cattrall is going through, but that doesn't necessarily excuse an entire post dedicated to blasting a former friend over condolences.

"I also don’t like it that people are characterizing this as a catfight."

The way that Andy sees things, it takes two to tango, this thing — whatever it is — seems to be very one-sided.

"There’s only one person fighting here … I even kind of, admittedly, didn’t try to stir it up on Watch What Happens Live when Sarah was on, but I was like, ‘What do you think?’ Sarah only said the nicest things about her … It’s a catfight of one from where I see it."

Admittedly, we're inclined to feel the same way as Andy does — rudeness and hostility on this level is shocking.

At the same time, if someone's made it clear that they don't want you in any way to be part of your life, it's good to respect that, even if you find it hurtful or unfair.

Even so — one wonders what sorts of things people would say about Sarah Jessica Parker if it became known that she had said nothing about Kim's loss. It's a no-win situation.

Listen to the rest of Andy's comments and decide for yourself if you agree with his characterizations.

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Donald Trump’s Attorney Michael Cohen Sues Buzzfeed Over Russian ‘Dossier’

One of Donald Trump’s attorney’s claims the so-called “Dossier” that attempts to tie him and the Prez to Russian officials is total BS … so much so, he’s suing the news outlet that posted it. Michael Cohen is suing Buzzfeed over its Jan. 10, 2017…

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