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Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:42 PM

Trump asks judge to block feds from reviewing documents seized in Cohen raid

Source: The Hill

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.

Read more: http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/383288-trump-requests-judge-block-authorities-from-reviewing-documents?__twitter_impression=true

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Reply Trump asks judge to block feds from reviewing documents seized in Cohen raid (Original post)
Mrs. Overall Apr 15 OP
Botany Apr 15 #1
bucolic_frolic Apr 15 #2
regnaD kciN Apr 15 #3
SergeStorms Apr 16 #17
D23MIURG23 Apr 15 #14
Lonestarblue Apr 15 #4
LiberalFighter Apr 15 #5
LiberalFighter Apr 15 #6
dchill Apr 15 #7
Shrike47 Apr 15 #8
notdarkyet Apr 16 #20
democratisphere Apr 15 #9
Bernardo de La Paz Apr 15 #10
ToxMarz Apr 15 #11
flibbitygiblets Apr 15 #12
chwaliszewski Apr 15 #13
Takket Apr 16 #15
SergeStorms Apr 16 #16
duforsure Apr 16 #18
Vinca Apr 16 #19
Maxheader Apr 16 #21


Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 09:52 PM

2. OMG they're back to "fairly"

Everyone is treating Trump "unfairly".

This maneuver tries to set up Trump and Cohen to decide what's privileged and what's not. THEY are not the FBI!

Trump must be absolutely terrified about something that's in those documents. We haven't seen this much resistance since his refusal to release his TAX RETURNS.

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:00 PM

3. And it's the height of "unfairness"...

...to not allow the person under criminal investigation to singlehandedly decide which evidence the prosecutors are allowed to look at, right?

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Response to regnaD kciN (Reply #3)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 02:03 AM

17. And which evidence.....

they're allowed to use as well. Trump's Lawyers (if you can honestly call them that) want to have 'discovery' over what Mueller gets to see and use. That's only fair, right?

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Response to bucolic_frolic (Reply #2)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:47 PM

14. The fucking repigs were the ones who invented hyperpartisanship, and now they see it everywhere

Fucking paranoid asshats never stop projecting. Everyone who holds a mirror up to their faces is part of some left wing conspiracy.

Attn: right wing shitbags, traitors, and morons - no, the FBI is not full of secret democrats who want to burn trump for beating Hillary. Not everyone is as fucking cynical and morally bankrupt as you guys are.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:02 PM

4. Karmas a bitch.

My hope is to see these idiots in prison orange soon to match the doofus’ hair.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:14 PM

5. Yet DT says he didn't know anything about the payment to Stormy Daniels.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:15 PM

6. Their actions must mean he has committed criminal activities.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:20 PM

7. "Department of Justice cannot fairly evaluate the materials..."

Oh? Then who can? Sean Hannity?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:28 PM

8. Authorities for position - none. Facts in support - none. Just believe us, your honor.

Pretty feeble response to Feds memorandum. If that’s the best they can do, Trump needs better lawyers. Nobody is going to let Trump’s people see them first.

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Response to Shrike47 (Reply #8)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:21 AM

20. Im sure a whole team has been going through this stuff 24/7 for the last week. Too late

To stop anyone from seeing or hearing it.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:30 PM

9. drumpf is still in office.

If he wasn't being treated fairly, he would have been gone from office long ago!

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Response to democratisphere (Reply #9)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:34 PM

10. If he was treated fairly Hillary would not have had the Electoral College stolen from her.


Never lose sight of the fact: Hillary Clinton won the 2016 Election but the Electoral College was stolen from her.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 10:38 PM

11. Trumps lawyers Joanna Hendon, Christopher Dysard and Reed Keefe...

"Trump's lawyers" is kind of an oxymoron. Trump can't seem to hire any lawyers. Would be interesting to know who has relationships with these/this law firm and why. Deutsch Bank? Russian interests? Rotem Rosen/Lev Leviev? The RNC?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:09 PM

12. If you can't trust the Taint Team, seriously, who can you trust?

Maybe try arguing that a woman can't be trusted to rule fairly because women are the plaintiffs against Trump? I'm sure that will go over BIGLY!

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Sun Apr 15, 2018, 11:34 PM

13. I don't see why Lil' Donnie is getting so worked up...

the Feds can look through all of Cohen's stuff all they want but they won't find anything; Trump hasn't done anything wrong so, no worries. Amiright?

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 12:02 AM

15. I wish them luck in court with that argument lol

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 01:58 AM

16. No.

Next case please.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:25 AM

18. The law will not side with trump

And he'll be in legal purgatory soon as his options dwindle. The information they have is probably already known to them if they've been watching Cohen, because many others are also probably being watched too. They know they're criminals , and are way ahead of anything they think they may have knowledge of. If he fires either Rod Rosenstein or Muller or Sessions just watch how long before the state indictments start flying out against them. He can't pardon state convictions. He'll try to corrupt that also.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 07:28 AM

19. No one is above the law.

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Response to Mrs. Overall (Original post)

Mon Apr 16, 2018, 08:39 AM

21. Yo correct cheetoz

Federal prosecutors are biased...givem to me. I'll be a fair and impartial
civilian investigator

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.

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