Michael Cohen: Trump’s lawyer to plead Fifth Amendment in Daniels case


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Stormy Daniels says she was paid by Michael Cohen to keep quiet about a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump

(BBC News) – Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, has said he will invoke his constitutional right to remain silent in a civil case brought by adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

It is part of an effort to delay the suit brought by Ms. Daniels, who says she had sex with Donald Trump in 2006.

She is seeking to end a non-disclosure deal signed over the matter.

Mr. Cohen argues any statement he makes in court could affect a criminal inquiry into his business affairs.

As part of that investigation, the FBI raided his offices for information, including on the non-disclosure agreement Ms. Daniels signed days before the 2016 presidential election.

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Joel Cholo Brooks is a Liberian journalist who previously worked for several international news outlets including the BBC African Service. He is the CEO of the Global News Network which publishes two local weeklies, The Star and The GNN-Liberia Newspapers. He is a member of the Press Union Of Liberia (PUL) since 1986, and several other international organizations of journalists, and is currently contributing to the South Africa Broadcasting Corporation as Liberia Correspondent.