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US court rejects Trump plea, allows review of FBI-seized documents

IANS  |  New York 

A court has rejected a motion to prevent prosecutors from reviewing a series of documents seized by the FBI from the offices of Donald Trump's

The documents were seized on April 9 from Michael Cohen's office and from his hotel room, as part of a series of investigations examining some of his actions, news reported.

At first, the documents had been linked to the payment of $130,000 by Cohen to pornstar Stormy Daniels -- -- in exchange for her keeping silent about the affair she allegedly had with Trump in 2006.

But Cohen's attorneys went to court to try and prevent prosecutors from examining the documents, something that was temporarily rejected by at a hearing on Monday.

Wood, however, left the door open to naming a and to reviewing the possibility that the documents could harm the attorney-client privilege.

Among the materials seized by the agents are assorted documents on a number of legal matters and the harddrives from computers in Cohen's office.

During the hearing, the identity of a third person -- -- was also revealed. It is not known what type of work Cohen did for him.

Hannity is considered to be one of Trump's closest advisers outside the administration.

Cohen has been under investigation for months for possibly committing and



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First Published: Tue, April 17 2018. 08:40 IST