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Justice Department ends probe of hush-money payments in final months of Donald Trump’s campaign, judge says

Justice Department ends probe of hush-money payments in final months of Donald Trump’s campaign, judge says

DOJ ends hush money probeFederal prosecutors in New York have  concluded their investigation of hush-money payments President Donald  Trump’s former personal lawyer orchestrated to quiet potential sex  scandals in the final months of his campaign, a judge said Wednesday.

Trump’s  former lawyer, Michael Cohen, said he engineered payments to two women  who claimed to have had extramarital affairs with Trump to silence them  before the 2016 presidential election. Prosecutors said those payments  violated federal campaign finance laws, and both they and Cohen have  said publicly that Cohen arranged them at Trump’s direction.

U.S.  District Judge William Pauley revealed the end of the probe in a brief  order on Wednesday, in which he instructed the government to make public  some of the search warrants it used when investigating Cohen.

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