Trump lawyer presses for access to seized Cohen files

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(Worthy News) - A lawyer for President Donald Trump is pressing a federal judge to allow Trump's attorneys to sift through the records the FBI seized last week in high-profile searches tied to Trump's longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

In a new court filing Sunday night, attorney Joanna Hendon called the use of search warrants to authorize seizure of files from Cohen's home, office and hotel room "disquieting to lawyers, clients, citizens, and commentators alike." She also argued that allowing Trump's legal team access to the confiscated records is the only effective way to safeguard the president's "sacred" right to attorney-client privilege.

Prosecutors from the U.S. Attorney's office in Manhattan have argued that they can address those concerns through use of a so-called taint team that would seek out privileged information and prevent it from reaching those investigating Cohen over various issues, including the $130,000 payment he arranged just before the election to a porn star who claimed to have had a sexual encounter with Trump. [ Source: Politico (Read More...) ]

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