Trump's attorneys: FBI 'took everything' in Cohen raids

Trump's attorneys: FBI 'took everything' in Cohen raids
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpGrassley: Dems 'withheld information' on new Kavanaugh allegation Health advocates decry funding transfer over migrant children Groups plan mass walkout in support of Kavanaugh accuser MORE’s lawyers said on Monday that investigators “took everything” during the raid of Trump’s personal attorney Michael Cohen’s residence and office, ABC News reported.

In a court filing on Monday, the president’s lawyers said that the raids last week to gather evidence about Cohen’s business dealings were “completely unprecedented.”

The investigators seized more than a dozen electronic devices and other items such as documents and data that Trump’s lawyers say were unrelated to the probable cause that the search warrants for Cohen were based on, according to ABC News.


Trump requested on Sunday that his and Cohen’s lawyers be allowed to choose which items seized during the raids are protected by attorney–client privilege before criminal prosecutors can review them.

Prosecutors say that request should be rejected, noting that there is an established two-step process to determine what material is covered by attorney–client privilege. Materials related to the furtherance of criminal activity are not protected by the privilege.

The president took to Twitter last week to argue that attorney–client privilege “is now a thing of the past” and said his lawyers are now wondering when their offices and homes will be raided.

Cohen is currently under investigation for an undisclosed crime that was part of his personal business dealings.