Trump and his lawyer are having a very bad week. And it doesn’t look like next week will be any better.
While his court proceedings were underway, Michael Cohen spent Friday afternoon sitting in the sun smoking cigars with his friends and smiling for the cameras. And the judge in his case is pissed.
According to CNN reporter Evan Perez, Cohen joked that the photographers should send all the great pictures to his mother.
Michael Cohen is spending a lovely 80-degree day sitting on bench outside his Manhattan hotel, smoking a cigar. Tells photogs he wants to send his mom all the great pics they have of him. #cantmakethisup
— Evan Pérez (@evanperez) April 13, 2018
Photo of Michael Cohen taken by my NY colleague Lawrence Crook- who reports that he’s sitting outside the Loews Regency now with a group of friends smoking cigars pic.twitter.com/5DzcHpOvE5
— Elizabeth Landers (@ElizLanders) April 13, 2018
On Monday, the FBI raided Cohen’s office, home, and hotel room. The search warrant reportedly covered communications between Trump and Cohen. It also covered information regarding a secret hush money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels that Cohen made before the 2016 election.
Then, on Friday, Cohen’s lawyers were in court trying to get a judge to block the Justice Department from reading the documents seized. According to reporters the judge was quite irritated that Cohen didn’t show up in court with his lawyers.
"I need more time to really analyze that question," Cohen attorney says in response to how many clients Cohen had with whom he had attorney-client privilege.
— erica orden (@eorden) April 13, 2018
Looping back to a detail that I missed earlier.
Judge Wood seemed miffed that Michael Cohen was not in court.
"Your inability to answer these questions suggest to me that your client Mr. Cohen should be in court with you next time," she told Harrison.
— Adam Klasfeld (@KlasfeldReports) April 13, 2018
The judge ordered Cohen’s lawyer to have Cohen in court on Monday for the next hearing. If she was irritated on Friday about Cohen skipping court, she’s going to be really pissed when she sees these pictures showing that Cohen opted for smoking cigars with his buddies instead of showing up in court. Monday’s hearing should be interesting.