New York prosecutors fight to keep Cohen warrants secret

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The Times sent a letter this past week to U.S. District Judge William Pauley requesting documents related to the search of Cohen’s Park Avenue hotel room and Rockefeller Center office in April.

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Bloomberg reported that The Times requested that the search warrants, related affidavits and court orders be unsealed.

Federal prosecutors replied with a letter dated Friday announcing they would oppose the request, citing an ongoing grand jury investigation.

The raid prompted an angry backlash from President Trump, who criticized it as a “disgraceful situation.”

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“It’s an attack on our country, in a true sense,” he told television cameras during a meeting with national security officials at the time.

Cohen eventually pled guilty in August to two campaign finance violations and said that Trump had directed him to illegally pay hush money to two women who claimed to have affairs with the president, including adult film actress Stormy Daniels.

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New York prosecutors fight to keep Cohen warrants secret

Cohen, who once said he would ‘take a bullet’ for the president, recently changed his political registration to the Democratic Party, signaling just how far he has fallen out with the president.’

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