Trump's and Cohen's Attempt to block DOJ From Reviewing Documents Thwarted By Judge

Apr 17, 2018

Mary Altaffer/AP A federal judge on Monday denied President Trump's and his lawyer Michael Cohen's requests to block the Justice Department from reviewing documents they seized during an FBI raid on Cohen's property last week. Cohen's lawyers sought a temporary restraining order and a preliminary injunction against the US government to prevent investigators from viewing the documents. Judge Kimba Wood denied the temporary restraining order but seemed to lean toward a compromise between the sides. To that end, Wood ruled that prosecutors must turn over seized documents to Cohen's lawyers so that they can inform the court of which materials they deem privileged.