Prosecutors Reassembled Michael Cohen's Shredded Files

Investigators took millions of files in a raid of Cohen's home, office and hotel room April 9.
Posted at 2:05 PM, Jun 16, 2018

Federal prosecutors revealed Friday how they gathered some of Michael Cohen's documents.

Investigators took millions of files in a raid of Cohen's home, office and hotel room April 9. Court documents now reveal prosecutors pieced together shredded documents, accessed Cohen's encrypted messages and downloaded the contents of an old Blackberry phone. 

Cohen, a longtime personal attorney for President Donald Trump, hasn't been charged with a crime. But his payment of alleged hush money to an adult film star has led to an investigation from the U.S. Attorney's Office in Manhattan. And ABC reports Cohen came up in the special counsel's interview with at least one witness in the Russia investigation.

Recent reports speculated that Cohen might be close to cooperating with investigators.