A a search warrant that allowed the FBI to raid the office and hotel of President Trump's then-lawyer Michael Cohen in April 2018 was made public on Tuesday, revealing that Special Counsel Robert Mueller began investigating Cohen in the summer of 2017. Before Cohen was charged with financial crimes, Mueller was probing whether he acted an unregistered foreign agent. The warrant sought to access Cohen's Gmail account, but Google wouldn't release data stored on "servers located outside of the United States." Trump, however, soon signed a law giving U.S. law enforcement enhanced access to overseas servers, prompting prosecutors to return to court and eventually win access to Cohen's emails. The warrant's pages on an "illegal campaign contribution scheme" were redacted, suggesting related investigations are ongoing.
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