NEW YORK — Lawyers for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney say investigators “took everything” during raids last week on his residence and office.
The lawyers wrote in a court filing Monday that the raids a week ago to gather evidence from attorney Michael Cohen were “completely unprecedented.”
Cohen's lawyers are backing off their request that they get the first crack at reviewing the records the FBI seized. Instead, they're asking a federal court to appoint a special master to weed out info that's either privileged or outside the scope of the gov't search warrant. pic.twitter.com/8h5JdvGD8A
— Brad Heath (@bradheath) April 16, 2018
They said investigators seized more than a dozen electronic devices and other items including documents and data unrelated to the probable cause upon which the search warrants were based.
The letter demanded Trump and Cohen’s lawyers be allowed to decide which items seized are protected by attorney-client privilege before criminal prosecutors see them.
The submission in Manhattan federal court came prior to a hearing scheduled for the afternoon. Prosecutors say Cohen is being investigated for an undisclosed crime related to his personal business dealings.