Prime Badge
Trump Investigations
weekly primer
July 19, 2019 12:32 p.m.

This Week: We Get A Look At Cohen Docs

The investigation into Michael Cohen and the hush money payments he arranged to Stormy Daniels and Karen MacDougal concluded this week, just a few months after Cohen began his three-year prison sentence for campaign finance violations related to the case. On Monday, federal Judge William H. Pauley III ordered that documents relevant to the case be unsealed for the public with light redactions. “The campaign finance violations discussed in the Materials are a matter of national importance,” the order reads. “Now that the Government’s investigation into those violations has concluded, it is time that every American has an opportunity to scrutinize the Materials.” The details of the cover-up money given to Stormy Daniels and the arrangement between MacDougal and the National Enquirer have been trickling out for more than a year, but the newly unsealed documents have provided new fodder for scrutiny of the titillating sex-money-porn-star scandal orbiting the President. Our team combed through the unsealed docs. Here’s what we learned. No…

Weekly Primers are TPM member-only content.

Already a member? SIGN IN

This story is only available for TPM Members. Interested in reading exclusive analysis and reporting from TPM’s award-winning staff?

Sign up now and the first month is just ONE DOLLAR

Join Now For $1
Recent Editions
More Weekly Primers
Masthead Masthead
Founder & Editor-in-Chief:
Executive Editor:
Managing Editor:
Senior Editor:
Special Projects Editor:
Investigations Desk:
Senior Newswriter:
Editor at Large:
General Manager & General Counsel:
Head of Product:
Director of Technology:
Publishing Associate:
Front-End Developer:
Senior Designer: