In the case Cohen v US, Michael Cohen is seeking a temporary restraining order on the SDNY from reviewing the evidence that was collected in his search and seizure, and is asking a judge to allow Cohen’s defense attorney to review the evidence and turn over to the SDNY all materials that are responsive and do not violate attorney/client privilege.
In the document, written by the SDNY, they argue that Cohen is not a criminal defense attorney and has no cases with the SDNY and that “Cohen has exceedingly few clients and a low volume of potentially privileged communications”. They feel that case law supports a ‘filter team’ can review the evidence and protect Attorney/Client privilege:
On page four of the document they argue that the warrants were not issued by Mueller, despite the referral being form Mueller, and their investigation is going forward independent of the Special Counsel’s investigation:
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