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Judge rejects attempt by Trump, Cohen to view seized documents ahead of prosecutors

A federal judge on Monday rejected requests by President Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen to look at documents seized from Cohen before prosecutors see them.

Cohen has worked for Trump for more than a decade, and he's now the subject of a criminal investigation. Last week, FBI agents raided his home, office, and hotel room, and prosecutors have not yet been given the seized files.

Attorneys for Trump and Cohen told federal Judge Kimba Wood in court on Monday that they believe the FBI took documents related to Cohen's legal representation of Trump in the raids, and while Wood denied Trump's request for a restraining order to keep prosecutors from going through the files, she did say she may appoint an independent lawyer to see if any of the documents are protected by attorney-client privilege.