Kimba Wood, the federal judge overseeing the Cohen-Trump case rejected Trump’s request for a temporary restraining order on materials seized after FBI agents raided Cohen’s properties.
FBI agents raided Cohen’s home and office looking for dirt on Stormy Daniels and seized attorney-client privileged communications between Trump and Cohen.
On Friday, President Trump was officially granted intervention in the Cohen case.
Late Sunday night, President Trump opposed allowing the government to review materials seized by FBI agents in their raid of Michael Cohen’s properties in a court filing.
Federal Judge Kimba Wood made her decision on Monday.
She rejected Trump’s request for a temporary restraining order.
A federal judge rejected a request from President Donald Trump and his personal lawyer Michael Cohen for a temporary restraining order that would have kept federal prosecutors from reading files seized in raids last week.
Judge Kimba Wood said a government taint team can weed out privileged documents, but she left open the possibility an independent third party could play a role at a later time, in the interest of “the perception of fairness.”
“I have faith in the Southern District prosecutors, that their integrity is unimpeachable,” Wood said.
Her ruling came at the end of a hearing attended by Cohen and Stormy Daniels, who sat feet apart but did not appear to interact.
How’s this for a fun fact? The same federal judge who just rejected Trump’s request for a temporary restraining order, officiated George Soros’ wedding in 2013.
It was a very intimate ceremony with only close family members in attendance.
This is Judge Kimba Wood. She ruled against President Trump and Michael Cohen today in Federal Court.
— Jacob Wohl (@JacobAWohl) April 16, 2018
Judge Kimba Wood is presiding over trial of @realDonaldTrump’s lawyer.
She was picked by Bill Clinton to be Attorney General.
Now she has power over the lawyer who works for the man who beat Bill’s wife in the 2016 election.
WHERE’S THE THE RECUSAL?https://t.co/p6lYldIOFa
— Sebastian Gorka DrG (@SebGorka) April 16, 2018
This is totally normal, right?
The New York Post reported in 2013:
Soros and Bolton, a health care consultant, will exchange vows in a small ceremony on Saturday morning at the Bedford, New York estate, which Soros bought in 2003 from “Jurassic Park” author Michael Crichton.
Kimba Wood, a federal judge, will perform the non-denominational ceremony, which will be attended by members of the couple’s families, including his five children, a source familiar with the arrangements told Reuters.
The wedding ceremony will be followed by a reception on Saturday evening with more than 500 guests at the Caramoor arts center in nearby Katonah. On Sunday, the couple will preside over a brunch, also at Caramoor
“Federal judge Kimba Wood officiated at the non-denominational wedding, which was attended only by family members, including Soros’ five children from his two previous marriages.”
Yes, the same Kimba Wood overseeing Trump-Cohen case. https://t.co/d3aIJBeBRr
— Mike Cernovich ???????? (@Cernovich) April 16, 2018