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Trump reportedly called Cohen to 'check in' amid a legal firestorm surrounding both men
Business Insider4/13/2018 3:54:00 PM

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  • Attorneys separately representing President Donald Trump and his longtime lawyer, Michael Cohen, argued Friday that the Justice Department should be blocked from reviewing communications between Trump and Cohen.
  • As their attorneys were in court, Trump reportedly called Cohen to "check in."
  • Trump and Cohen are not co-defendants are not represented by the same attorneys. They are also not known to be parties to a joint defense agreement.
  • Depending on what was discussed during the reported call, it could raise problems for both Trump and Cohen.

President Donald Trump called his longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, to "check in" on Friday as the two men are enveloped by a legal firestorm, The New York Times reported.

The alleged call took place while attorneys separately representing Trump and Cohen were asking a federal judge to restrict the Justice Department from reviewing communications between Trump and Cohen.

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