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the feds were looking into president Donald trump's former lawyer Michael Cole in long before FBI agents raided Collins office in hotel room last April that's according to documents released Tuesday by a federal judge in New York which provide more detailed accounts of Collins financial relationships than previously known the documents some nine hundred pages and all show that special counsel Robert Miller's office along with the F. B. I. sought warrants to investigate Colin's email accounts in July twenty seventeen looking for correspondence dating as far back as twenty fifteen according to the documents Cohen also concealed fees for political consulting paid to essential consultants a firm he controlled including from international clients with issues pending before the trump administration among those cone is believed to have received six hundred thousand dollars from eighty anti to consult on quote political issues including net neutrality the merger between eighteen T. and Time Warner and tax reform and more than half a million dollars from an investment firm controlled by a Russian businessman molars investigating Russia's role in the twenty sixteen U. S. election impossible coordination with the trump campaign Colin is pleaded guilty to multiple crimes including campaign finance violations and was sentenced to three years in prison the president and Moscow have denied any involvement by Russia in the election the documents were released in response to requests by news organizations it's a disgraceful situation