Politics Little attorney-client privilege seen in Trump lawyer probe
Avenatti slows Cohen investigation: report
Stormy Daniels' attorney Michael Avenatti has pumped the brakes on prosecutors' efforts to investigate a hush-money payment from President Trump's personal attorney Michael Cohen. The Wall Street Journal reported that Avenatti has slowed prosecutors' attempts to speak with Daniels' former attorney about the hush-money deal, and also requested to review records subpoenaed from the adult-film star's former manager.The investigation into Cohen centers around possible campaign finance violations and bank fraud stemming from a $130,000 payment to Daniels in 2016, just weeks before the presidential election.
NEW YORK — An official overseeing the protection of attorney-client privilege after New York raids targeting President Donald Trump's personal lawyer says a small fraction of 1 percent of the first batch of items to be analyzed is subject to the privilege.
Court-appointed special master Barbara Jones said in a report Monday the analysis so far covers eight boxes of hard documents, two phones and an iPad. More than 15 electronic devices were seized.
The report was submitted to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood, who's presiding over a court action brought by attorney Michael Cohen after April 9 raids on his home and office. Prosecutors say the raids were part of a criminal probe involving Cohen's business interests.
The analysis was carried out by Jones and lawyers for Cohen, Trump and the Trump Organization.
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