Trump’s Lawyers Ask Judge to Block Feds From Reviewing Cohen “Privileged Communications”
Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past. I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken. All lawyers are deflated and concerned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
TheHill.com reports that
Lawyers for President Trump wrote a federal judge on Sunday asking her to halt federal prosecutors from reviewing documents seized in Michael Cohen’s office and home, arguing that the Department of Justice cannot fairly evaluate the materials.
A trio of lawyers for the president wrote to Judge Kimba Wood in the Southern District of New York to request Trump and Cohen be allowed to identify privileged communications prior to a fuller review.
Trump’s lawyers – Joanna Hendon, Christopher Dysard and Reed Keefe – wrote that potentially privileged information was seized during the raid. They argue that Trump should be able to review those documents before a taint team made up of federal agents and prosecutors to ensure his right to attorney-client privilege.
“The President, the public, and the government have a vital interest in ensuring the integrity of the privilege review process, and the taint team procedure is plainly inadequate to the task,” the lawyers wrote, according to a copy of the letter published by Talking Points Memo. “There is, as well, cause for concern that a taint team could not evaluate Mr. Cohen’s files (and, in particular, those relating to the president) fairly,” they continued, arguing that prosecutors would be disinclined to see certain communications as privileged.
Trump has criticized his own Justice Department on multiple occasions, focusing on Attorney General Jeff Sessions and special counsel Robert Mueller in particular.
Cohen, who has worked as Trump’s lawyer for years, had his office and hotel room raided last week. He is reportedly under investigation for bank fraud and campaign finance law violations.
Federal agents reportedly seized bank records, communications between Cohen and Trump, and documents related to related to payments to two women who alleged they had an affair with the president more than a decade ago.
Prosecutors in Manhattan obtained the search warrants for the raid “in part” based on a referral from special counsel Robert Mueller’s office, which prompted President Trump to launch a series of attacks on Mueller and his investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election.
So, would someone, anyone, please tell this ol’ cracka what in the name of Dow Jones and all his little averages does a “Get Lost!” Payment made to a gold-digging you-know-what by a private citizen’s lawyer have to do with any sort of covert or nefarious actions taken by Trump or his Campaign Staff long after that payment was made?
And, what the H-E-Double Hockey Sticks does an “affair” which has yet to be proven have to do with a fairly elected United States President’s ability to do his job?
As I have written before, this entire Stormy Daniels kerfluffle is the height of irony.
Those who wish to dispose of President Trump through impeachment or any means necessary expect America to make some sort of noble heroine out of a woman who for years has made a living on her back.
This is the same bunch who thought that Hillary would win in a landslide.
Despite weeks and weeks of media hype about porn star Stormy Daniels, not only has President Trump’s job approval rating jumped in the latest Quinnipiac poll, but only 23 percent of Americans believe the alleged affair is an important issue. A massive majority of 73 percent say it is not.
Even 51 percent of Democrats agree it is not an important issue, along with 79 percent of Independents. Moreover, there is also no notable gender gap on the question.
In worse news for the media, although Trump denies the affair, by a margin of 58 – 14 percent they do not believe him but they still do not care.
By a margin of 59 – 24 percent, people also believe Trump knew about the $130,000 payoff to silence Daniels (Trump denies being told about it). But by a margin of 59 – 38 percent, they say Trump’s possible knowledge of the payoff is not an important issue — this includes 63 percent of Independents. And again there is no notable gender gap on the question.
Quinnipiac sums up the Stormy findings this way, “Yes he did it. No we don’t care. A big yawn from voters on Stormy Daniels, President Trump and the payoff.”
I will take Breitbart’s analysis a step further.
This poll means that not only do the overwhelming majority of Americans not care, they do not buy what the Democrats and their Vanguard, the Main Stream Media, are selling.
You want to know why, gentle readers?
The old adage remains true:
Americans vote with their pocketbooks.
“It’s the Economy, stupid!”
Taxes have been cut. Americans are seeing more of their hard-eared money on their paychecks. And, more Americans are actually receiving paychecks.
So, go ahead Deep State Operatives.
Try to somehow link a two-bit …err…woman of ill repute, a private citizen’s lawyer (Trump WAS a private citizen at the time), and a Russia Collusion Case based on a discredited Dossier compiled by people of questionable character.
That dog wouldn’t hunt even if you waved a stained blue dress in front of it.
The majority of Americans will laugh at you and count their extra money.
And, all the Democrats will see out of it will be a backlash at the polls this November in the Mid-Term Elections.
Until He Comes,