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Judge Overseeing Cohen Case Officiated George Soros' Wedding in 2013

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, Monday, April 16, 2018, in New York. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)

The federal judge overseeing the case against Donald Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen is the very same judge who officiated the wedding of left-wing billionaire George Soros and his then-42-year-old bride Tamiko Bolton in September of 2013, according to news reports.

Judge Kimba Wood performed the non-denominational ceremony, an honor that is often reserved for close and trusted members of a couple’s inner circle:

According to a Reuters report, the couple said their vows at Soros’ estate in Bedford, New York, in front of 500 “select guests.” The guest list included House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi of California, then-California Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom, World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, Estonia’s President Toomas Hendrik Ilves, Liberia’s President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, and Prime Minister of Albania Edi Rama.

Twenty years earlier — at the behest of Hillary — Kimba Wood was nominated by President Bill Clinton to be attorney general. Wood withdrew her name from consideration after it became known that she had employed an illegal immigrant as a nanny.

The central figure in the “NannyGate” scandal, who also officiated George Soros’ wedding, ruled against Cohen in federal court last night:

A federal judge on Monday denied a request from President Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen to review the documents seized from the lawyer’s home and office last week before prosecutors see them, dealing a setback to Trump’s legal team.

U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood said that she had faith in the Justice Department’s so-called “taint team” to isolate materials protected by attorney-client privilege, but added that she would consider allowing a neutral third party requested by Cohen to weigh in.

Cohen’s attorneys had asserted attorney-client privilege to prevent the disclosure of the records, but prosecutors insisted the documents are related to an ongoing criminal probe. The feds are currently investigating Cohen’s $130,000 payment to porn star Stormy Daniels for possible violations of campaign finance laws.