Cohen attorneys attempt to limit what the FBI could do with all the seized materials from the offices, home, and hotel of President Trump’s personal attorney. U.S. District Judge Kimbra Wood denied the petition and said how much she trusts the FBI’s impartiality. Has she not been keeping up with current events? Cohen’s attorneys have stated that the FBI seize materials that were not covered under the warrant. The judge seems inclined to let the FBI have its way. Attorney-client privilege is in great jeopardy here. Is this just another fishing expedition to get at President Trump?
As Written and Reported By Brooke Singman for Fox News:
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 Kimbra 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, who formerly worked at the Trump Organization, is under criminal investigation as part of a grand jury probe into his personal conduct and business dealings, including a $130,000 payment made to adult film star Stormy Daniels in exchange for her silence about a sexual encounter with the married Trump in 2006.
Wood told prosecutors to put all the seized documents into a searchable database to determine which should come under review. Prosecutors said they expected to let Wood….
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