Judge Orders Cohen’s Search Warrant Materials Be Released To The Public

Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, arrives to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on Februa... Michael Cohen, US President Donald Trump's former personal attorney, arrives to testify before the House Oversight and Reform Committee in the Rayburn House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC on February 27, 2019. (Photo by MANDEL NGAN / AFP) (Photo credit should read MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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Judge William Pauley III ordered Monday that Michael Cohen’s search warrant and related materials from last April be released publicly, with some redactions to protect his personal information.

The search warrant covered Cohen’s Manhattan apartment, his Rockefeller Center office and his safety deposit box in a Park Avenue hotel room, all of which the FBI raided last year.

Pauley is allowing redactions of Cohen’s email address, phone number, apartment address and safety deposit box number. The documents should be released on Tuesday.

Cohen has been sentenced to three years in prison for a myriad of crimes, including making hush money payments to women on behalf of President Donald Trump.

The date Cohen will have to turn himself in has been pushed back while he testified to a smorgasbord of congressional committees and recovers from shoulder surgery. He is now due in prison on May 6.

Read the judge’s order here:

CORRECTION: Earlier version of this story stated that the order applies to materials subject to the search warrant; it applies to the search warrant itself and related materials.

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  1. Guess we’ll finally see Cohen’s copy of the pee tape…

  2. I want to know what he was was doing for Hannity.

  3. I do wonder what details we don’t yet know about can/will be released. Could be real bombshells…or not from what we already know.

  4. Whoa Nelly, some people aren’t going to like this.

  5. Is this a good thing or will this compromise Mueller’s investigation? Seems kinda like a way to give a heads up to tRump but I’m probably just being paranoid.

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