Documents: In the Matter of Search Warrants Executed on April 9, 2018

On Friday, April 13, the FBI raided the home, office, and hotel room of Michael Cohen, President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer. In response, Cohen filed in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York for a preliminary injunction to allow his attorneys to review the material for attorney-client privileged information, as well as a temporary restraining to prevent the government from reviewing the seized materials. As litigation continues, Lawfare will be collating the relevant documents on this resource page. If you have any questions, or have noticed any omissions, please email William Ford.

April 13, 2018

  1. Order to Show Cause for a Temporary Restraining Order and a Preliminary Injunction (submitted by Michael Cohen)
  2. The Government’s Opposition to Michael Cohen’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (submitted by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York)
  3. Order to Seal Paragraphs 28, 29, and 30 of the Declaration of Todd Harrison (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York)
  4. New York Times Letter Requesting Access to Judicial Documents and Proceedings (submitted by the Times in conjunction with the Associated Press and Newsday)
  5. Order Allowing President Trump to Intervene (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York)
  6. Memorandum of Law in Support of Michael D. Cohen’s Order to Show Cause and a Temporary Restraining Order Concerning Warrants Executed on April 9, 2018 (submitted by Cohen’s attorneys)
  7. Declaration of Todd Harrison in Support of an Order to Show Cause Seeking a Preliminary Injunction and a Temporary Restraining Order

April 15, 2018

  1. Letter Motion to Enjoin the Government from Proceeding with Review of the Seized Materials (submitted by the president’s attorneys)

April 16, 2018

  1. Letter Responding to Issues that Arose at the Various Hearings on April 13, 2018 (submitted by Cohen’s attorneys)
  2. Corrected Copy of the Above Letter
  3. Letter Responding to the President’s Support for Cohen’s Motion for a Temporary Restraining Order (submitted by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York)

Ruling from the bench on April 16, Judge Kimba Wood denied Cohen’s motion for a temporary restraining order. She did not rule on his motion for a preliminary injunction.

April 17, 2018

12. Order for Admission Pro Hac Vice on Written Motion  (submitted by Michael Cohen)

13. Order Denying CNN's Request that the Court Make and Release Audio Recordings (U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York) 

14. Letter Suggesting Candidates for Special Master (submitted by Cohen's attorneys) 

April 18, 2018

15. Letter Regarding the Production of Documents and Information on Cohen's Electronic Devices and Suggesting Candidates for Special Master (submitted by the Office of the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York)