186 Feds end probe of hush money that Trump lawyer Michael Cohen directed to Stormy Daniels, Karen McDougal
Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their campaign finance investigation into hush money payments arranged by President Donald Trump’s former lawyer Michael Cohen to two women who claim they had sex with Trump, a judge revealed Wednesday.
U.S. District Judge William Pauley also ordered Wednesday that materials related to the probe of Cohen and those payments should be unsealed — and denied a request by prosecutors to keep certain portions blacked out.
Pauley ordered that related materials and a recent status report from the prosecutors, which are currently sealed from public view, be made public in U.S. District Court in Manhattan at 11 a.m. ET Thursday.
While prosecutors in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York agreed that the “majority of the campaign finance portions of the Materials may be unsealed,” they wanted some portions of the materials kept hidden, according to the judge.
But Pauley refused.