Federal Agents Seize Communications Of Trump's Personal Lawyer, His Lawyer Says
Federal agents executed “a series of search warrants” on President Donald Trump’s longtime personal lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday, according to Cohen’s lawyer.
“nowadays the US Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of recent York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients,” Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said in a statement. “I gain been advised by federal prosecutors that the recent York action is, in share, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller.”
The special counsel’s office and the US attorney’s office in Manhattan declined to comment on the wobble, which was first reported by the recent York Times.
“The decision by the US Attorney’s Office in recent York to conduct their investigation using search warrants is totally inappropriate and unnecessary,” Ryan said in the statement. “It resulted in the unnecessary seizure of protected attorney client communications between a lawyer and his clients. These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated totally with total government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath.”
Cohen did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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