Manhattan federal prosecutors seized as many as 16 cell phones when the FBI raided the home, office and hotel room of President Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen.
Prosecutor Thomas McKay made the astonishing revelation while telling a judge Thursday that the feds are on track to hand over seized materials to Cohen’s lawyers by May 11.
In explaining the process, McKay said the feds have already turned over the contents of four phones and one iPad.
McKay said the feds will turn over the “remainder of the phones seized” on Friday — before adding that they have “about a dozen” left.
Among the devices seized are two BlackBerrys, suggesting Cohen has been holding on to his electronics for many, many years.
The startling revelation promptly attracted the attention of porn star Stormy Daniels’ lawyer, who called Cohen’s phone hoarding “BIGLY bad.”
“Most interesting fact from today’s hearing IMO – FBI imaged 16 (by my count) cell phones and blackberries seized in MC raids. Usually not a good sign when the target appears to have saved old phones and there are that many phones recovered. BIGLY bad…for many,” lawyer Michael Avenatti tweeted.
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