Feds end investigation into Trump Organization

Feds were also investigating hush money payments

By Erica Orden
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People walk outside of a building owned by President Donald Trump in Manhattan.

(CNN) - Federal prosecutors in New York have ended their investigation into the Trump Organization's role in hush money payments made to women who alleged affairs with President Donald Trump and have been ordered by a judge to release additional information connected to their related probe of former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, according to court documents filed Wednesday.

"The campaign finance violations discussed in the Materials are a matter of national importance. Now that the Government's investigation into those violations has concluded, it is time that every American has an opportunity to scrutinize the Materials," U.S. District Court Judge William Pauley wrote.

CNN reported on Friday that the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's office had approached the end of its investigation of the Trump Organization and wasn't poised to charge any executives involved in the company's effort to reimburse Cohen. (Trump has denied the affair allegations.)

Pauley ordered a copy of the Justice Department's July status report and copies of search warrant materials from the Cohen case to be filed publicly with very limited redactions by Thursday at 11 a.m. ET.

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