WASHINGTON - A federal court in Washington released redacted versions Wednesday of search warrants issued as part of special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into President Donald Trump’s former longtime attorney Michael Cohen
The partially redacted warrants were released in response to a lawsuit filed by several news organizations, including The Associated Press, The New York Times, The Washington Post, CNN and others. They detail the scope and early timeline of Mueller’s investigation.
The documents showed Cohen communicated by text message or telephone more than 1,000 times with Andrew Intrater, an American whose cousin is Russain oligarch Viktor Vekselberg, Bloomberg reported. The communication started on the day of Trump’s election and continued for eight months, according to the news site.
Cohen, 52, reported earlier this month to the Federal Correctional Institution, Otisville, a federal prison in the countryside 70 miles northwest of New York City, to begin serving a three-year sentence.
Last year, he admitted to lying to Congress in connection to a Trump Tower deal in Moscow after prosecutors with Mueller’s team charged him with making false statements.
He also pleaded guilty in August to eight charges including multiple counts of tax evasion and arranging illicit payments to silence women who posed a risk to Trump's presidential campaign.
Read the documents released Wednesday:
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