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Wed May 5, 2021, 02:28 AM

Giuliani evidence should be reviewed by an outside lawyer, Justice Dept. says

Source: Washingtion Post

Federal prosecutors have asked a judge to appoint an outside lawyer to review the records seized from Rudolph W. Giuliani — echoing the Justice Department’s pursuit of a criminal case against a previous attorney for former president Donald Trump, Michael Cohen.

In a letter unsealed Tuesday, federal prosecutors in Manhattan asked U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken to appoint what’s known as a special master to examine evidence taken late last month from the former New York mayor’s home and office. They cited the Cohen case as a past example when such an appointment helped to show that Trump’s lawyer was treated fairly.

FBI agents seized cellphones and other electronic devices from Giuliani, as well as the cellphone of D.C.-area lawyer Victoria Toensing, as part of an investigation to determine whether Giuliani acted as an unregistered agent of foreign interests. Giuliani, who worked as a lawyer for Trump in 2019 and 2020, the time frame under investigation, has not been charged and has denied any wrongdoing.It is not that unusual for authorities in a case involving lawyers’ records to use a “filter” or “taint” team to review seized material and decide what information is relevant to the warrant and keep separate any information that is covered by attorney-client privilege.

Read more: https://www.washingtonpost.com/national-security/rudy-giuliani-investigation-evidence-special-master/2021/05/04/8c85bc68-ad33-11eb-acd3-24b44a57093a_story.html



The DOJ is bending over backwards to be fair to Rudy, and he is accusing them of a political hit job.

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everyonematters May 5 OP
RockRaven May 5 #1
AZ8theist May 5 #2
msfiddlestix May 5 #4
Justice matters. May 5 #5
twodogsbarking May 5 #3
Calista241 May 5 #6
Progressive Jones May 6 #8
greenjar_01 May 5 #7

Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:35 AM

1. Let all of the irredeemably immature of us snicker once again at the term "taint team"

Other than that, this is boring procedural normality...

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 03:32 AM

2. yup

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Response to RockRaven (Reply #1)

Wed May 5, 2021, 09:19 AM

4. Glad to know this is a normal procedure, but please don't ridicule those of us who wouldn't know

this is normal. We never heard of this until Michael Cohen's case. When I say "we" I mean all of us who are not legal professionals, students, scholars, plaintiffs, defendants, or Court Clerks etc.

This isn't common knowledge. And frankly when, other than in Cohen's case, is this procedure ever mentioned in other court cases that come up in national and local news? I've never heard or read it mentioned before the case involving Cohen.

Just saying... glad to read it's normal. And now I know, looking forward when that procedure is accomplished.

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Response to msfiddlestix (Reply #4)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:32 PM

5. Here's a video from Glenn Kirschner

Debunking Giuliani's Lies About Search Warrants & Piercing the Veil of Attorney-Client Privilege



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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 08:35 AM

3. Just put it on the internet

and let all decide for themselves. No legal bullshit, no crooked attorneys.

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:39 PM

6. Well, if I was Rudy or any lawyer that worked for Trump

I would have made sure all of my shit was squeaky clean in January when Biden was sworn in. As they always say, "No body, no crime."

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Response to Calista241 (Reply #6)

Thu May 6, 2021, 11:50 PM

8. I suspect that Rudy has left a paper trail that is childlike. nt

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Response to everyonematters (Original post)

Wed May 5, 2021, 02:52 PM

7. Sounds like they got evidence against him

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