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Judge orders partial release of documents obtained in Cohen raid

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Michael Cohen. Photo: Eduardo Munoz Alvarez via Getty Images

A federal judge ruled Thursday that materials obtained in the raid of President Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen's home, hotel room and office must be released to the public with appropriate redactions.

Details: A number of media organizations filed suits requesting that the documents be released under the First Amendment, arguing it would be in the public interest because the subject matter "implicates the integrity of the 2016 presidential election." Judge William Pauley ordered that the government must submit the documents with proposed redactions by Feb. 28, at which point the court will review and release them to the public as deemed appropriate.

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