The federal government on Monday received more than 1.3 million items in Michael Cohen’s files after they were reviewed by the Trump Organization.
Another 22,633 items are being examined by the Trump Organization and must be turned over by Thursday, according to court documents.
The files are among the cache of 3.7 million documents seized by the FBI in raids on Cohen’s home, office and hotel room in April.
Cohen, President Trump’s former personal lawyer, and the Trump Organization asked to review the files to ensure they didn’t contain information protected by attorney-client privilege.
The items can now be used by prosecutors in the Southern District of New York who are investigating Cohen for possible bank and wire fraud, and campaign finance violations.
Cohen has not been charged.
The FBI, working on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller, was searching for business records, emails and documents about Cohen’s $130,000 hush-money payment to porn star Stormy Daniels less than two weeks before the 2016 election.
The payment had been to cement a nondisclosure agreement Daniels signed not to talk about an affair she allegedly had with President Trump a decade earlier.
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