Federal prosecutors have told a judge in New York that they have concluded their investigation into campaign finance crimes committed by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer, Michael Cohen.
U.S. District Judge William H. Pauley III made the disclosure in a court filing Wednesday as part of a legal fight over whether to unseal search warrant materials dealing with the investigation. Prosecutors had asked that the documents remain sealed because they were still probing payments Cohen helped orchestrate to two women — porn actress Stormy Daniels and Playboy centerfold Karen McDougal — who claimed they had affairs with Trump. Cohen pleaded guilty last August to charges that the payoffs amounted to illegal campaign contributions.
Judge Pauley has ordered the government to put the warrant records related to searches of Cohen’s residence and office in the public record.
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