Federal prosecutors get access to over 1M Cohen raid materials: report

More than 1.3 million documents related to FBI raids of President Trump‘s former lawyer Michael Cohen were turned over to the federal government on Monday, according to The New York Post. 

The report says about 22,000 more documents are being examined by the Trump Organization and must be handed over by Thursday.

{mosads}The development comes after Judge Kimba Wood gave Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization an opportunity to make designations on items they feel should be subject to attorney-client privilege last week.

The files prosecutors now have access to are part of a cache of 3.7 million documents seized by the FBI in April raids of Cohen’s office, home and hotel room. Cohen is currently under investigation in the Southern District of New York for possible bank and wire fraud and campaign finance violations.

The investigation stems in part from the $130,000 nondisclosure payment Cohen gave to adult-film star Stormy Daniels, which she says was over an affair she had with Trump more than a decade ago. 

In recent weeks, speculation has grown that Cohen will cooperate with special counsel Robert Mueller as part of Mueller’s probe into Russian meddling in the 2016 election. 

He said in an interview on Monday with ABC News that he puts his family ahead of the president. 

“My wife, my daughter and my son have my first loyalty and always will,” Cohen told George Stephanopoulos. “I put family and country first.”

Tags attorney-client privilege Cohen raids Donald Trump Robert Mueller Special Counsel investigation

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