"Fairness and justice - as well as the appearance of fairness and justice - require that, before they are turned over to the Investigative Team, the seized materials relating to the President must be reviewed by the only person who is truly motivated to ensure that the privilege is properly invoked and applied: the privilege-holder himself, the President", Hendon wrote.
Adult-film star Stormy Daniels on Monday blasted Michael Cohen, President TrumpDonald John TrumpPoll: Less than half of Americans think their taxes are too high Comey pulls no punches with Trump Incoming Pence adviser withdraws nomination following reports Trump opposed candidacy MORE's personal attorney, after Cohen made a court appearance related to an Federal Bureau of Investigation raid of his office, hotel room and home last week.
Mueller's team is examining possible collusion between Trump's 2016 election campaign team and Russian Federation, as well as allegations of corrupt behaviour by Trump campaign lieutenants and of White House efforts to obstruct the investigation.
Prosecutors have asked that the seized documents be reviewed for attorney-client privilege by a "filter team" of lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.
In a court filing on Monday before the hearing, lawyers for Cohen argued that the government seized "documents and data regarding topics and issues that have nothing to do with the probable cause upon which the search warrant was granted in the first place". But Judge Kimba Wood rejected his efforts to mask the identity of Hannity, a client Cohen had said wanted to avoid publicity.
It is not clear if she will rule Monday or release a written decision at a later date. The judge had asked Cohen's lawyers to provide the number of clients he had who might be covered under attorney-client privilege. The actress also came for the hearing.
Michael Cohen, Trump's fiercely loyal and pugnacious lawyer, disclosed Hannity's name through one of his own lawyers at the order of the judge.
After the hearing, Daneils briefly addressed a throng of reporters outside the courthouse.
Stephen Ryan, a lawyer for Cohen, drew gasps and laughter from the public gallery when he named Hannity as the client. On Friday, The New York Times reported that Trump called Cohen that day to "check in". Another was Elliot Broidy, a Trump fundraiser who resigned from the Republican National Committee on Friday after it was revealed that he paid $1.6 million to a Playboy Playmate with whom he had an extramarital affair.
"The infamous Stormy Daniels continues her march across the United States", an event description says in part on Eventbrite, where tickets cost $30.
Stormy Daniels, whose real name is Stephanie Clifford, will be appearing at the Mardi Gras in Springfield, Massachusetts, on June 22 and the Mardi Gras II in East Windsor on June 23, for two shows each night.
This article has been updated to include additional details from the Michael Cohen hearing.