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L'Affaire Cohen

Federal investigators are poring over 1 million items seized in the Michael Cohen raid

Federal investigators are poised to gain access to an additional one million items that were seized from President Trump's attorney Michael Cohen, the New York Post reported Wednesday.

New court filings show that investigators are already looking over nearly 300,000 items, and that three of Cohen's seized phones will produce more than one million more, which will be released to federal agencies on Wednesday. Last month, federal agents raided Cohen's office and hotel room, seizing documents and items related to a criminal investigation. Cohen is being probed for potential bank fraud and campaign finance violations, including a potential violation when Cohen paid Stormy Daniels $130,000 as part of a hush deal over an alleged affair with Trump.

Barbara Jones, the special master who is reviewing all of the seized documents, said that the new trove of items aren't "privileged or highly personal" in a way that infringes on attorney-client confidentiality. Agents seized items that included private communication between Cohen and the president. Cohen, Trump, and Trump's real estate company will be splitting the bill for Jones' work, which has added up to more than $47,000 for the first six days, the Post reports.