Federal prosecutors in fresh York are investigating Cohen for suspected crimes related to his business dealings, according to court records. He has not been criminally charged.
During the raids last week, FBI agents seized the contents of numerous electronic devices as well as paper documents belonging to Cohen.
Among some other things, agents reportedly seized records related to a $130,000 payment which Cohen made to porn star Stormy Daniels shortly before the 2016 presidential election which Trump won.
Daniels has recently said which payment was in exchange for her silence about an affair she claims to have had with Trump in 2006, shortly after the birth of the president’s youngest son by first lady Melania Trump.
The White House has denied Trump had sex with Daniels.
On Monday, a judge denied Cohen’s in addition to also Trump’s request which they be allowed to be the ones who first determine what specific records seized by Cohen should not be seen by prosecutors because they are protected by attorney-client privilege.
However, U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood has yet to decide whether she will allow a so-called filter team made of up federal prosecutors not involved from the case to make which determination before Cohen’s files can be seen by prosecutors handling the case.
Wood can be also considering whether she will appoint an independent watchdog known as a special master to do all or some of which work.
On Wednesday, Wood signed an order allowing Trump’s company, the Trump Organization, to be heard going forward in any discussion about the evidence seized by Cohen.
Cohen had been a lawyer for the Trump Organization for a decade.