How does US attorney-client privilege rule apply to FBI raid on Trump’s lawyer?

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By: Reuters |
Published: April 17, 2018 2:09:45 pm


Attorney Michael Cohen (L) and US President Donald Trump. Does attorney-client privilege apply to communications between the two? (File Photos)

Prosecutors and lawyers for US President Donald Trump and his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen clashed on Monday over how to determine what materials seized in raids on Cohen’s home and offices are covered by “attorney-client privilege.”

Lawyers for Cohen also sought to keep the identify of one of his other clients secret but were ordered by Judge Kimba Wood to reveal it was Fox News commentator Sean Hannity. Cohen, who has described himself as Trump’s “fix-it guy,” has been at the center of a controversy over a $130,000 payment he made to adult film star Stormy Daniels shortly before the November 2016 election.

The actress, whose legal…

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