Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s long-time personal attorney, is asserting his Fifth Amendment Right against self-incrimination, according to a filing in federal court on Wednesday.
The filing is in a case against Stormy Daniels, the adult film star who allegedly breached a contract when she spoke about having an affair with Trump.
“Based on the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th Amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York,” Cohen declared, under penalty of perjury.
Read the full declaration below:
Here's Michael Cohen's declaration in support of his request for a stay of the Stormy Daniels/Donald Trump "hush agreement" lawsuit. Background: https://t.co/fcJ5aDp1ln via @thr pic.twitter.com/qEB8AqRTe2
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