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Mon Apr 16, 2018, 10:40 AM

Cohen Team: DOJ Cant Review Seized Docs Because of Impartiality Concerns [View all]

Source: Talking Points Memo

By Allegra Kirkland | April 16, 2018 11:19 am

Aiming to leverage the White House’s campaign to discredit the FBI and Justice Department, attorneys for Michael Cohen are claiming that federal prosecutors can’t fairly sort through a trove of documents seized from their client.

In a Monday letter to Judge Kimba Wood, Cohen’s team wrote that either they or an independent third party — known as a special master — should conduct the initial review of the materials, to filter out anything protected by attorney-client privilege and avoid “even the appearance of impropriety.”

Appointing a special master “will protect the integrity of the Government’s investigation from the toxic partisan politics of the day and attacks on the impartiality of the Justice Department and the USAO.”

Of course, the brunt of those attacks have come from President Donald Trump, for whom Cohen has long acted as a fixer. In tweets, public statements and interviews, Trump has for months argued that shadowy “deep state” officials at the FBI and DOJ are hopelessly biased against him.

Read more: https://talkingpointsmemo.com/muckraker/cohen-lawyers-impropriety-justice-department-review-seized-materials

"Either they are a special master should conduct the initial review"--------------right, let the fox guard the chicken house mentality...........................

November 2018 cannot get here fast enough

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