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Offbeat Judge OKs small number of privileged items in Cohen case

02:30  23 june  2018
02:30  23 june  2018 Source:   msn.com

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a man wearing a suit and tie: President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan. © REUTERS/Shannon Stapleton President Trump's personal lawyer Michael Cohen leaves federal court in Manhattan.

NEW YORK — A New York judge says the tiny portion of materials seized from President Donald Trump's former personal attorney that were kept from prosecutors mainly pertain to the attorney's communications with other lawyers.

Judge Kimba Wood made the disclosure in an order issued Friday in a legal quest by New York attorney Michael Cohen to shield from criminal prosecutors some materials seized from him in April.

Prosecutors have said they are scrutinizing his personal business dealings. He has not been charged.

Wood gave her approval to the designation of 161 items as subject to attorney-client privilege out of over 300,000 items found on phones and eight boxes of materials seized from Cohen's residence and office.

The judge said she expects lawyers for Cohen and Trump to finish their work by July.

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More than 1.3 million documents related to FBI raids of President Trump's former lawyer Michael Cohen were turned over to the federal government on Monday, according to The New York Post. The report says about 22,000 more documents are being examined by the Trump Organization and must be handed over by Thursday.The development comes after Judge Kimba Wood gave Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization an opportunity to make designations on items they feel should be subject to attorney-client privilege last week.The files prosecutors now have access to are part of a cache of 3.

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