Saturday Open Thread | Judge denies Trump’s request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents

(CNN)After President Donald Trump’s lawyers sought to keep their protest over privilege in Michael Cohen‘s seized documents confidential, federal Judge Kimba Wood told them they must publicly file their objections to the special master’s attorney-client privilege designations.

The only thing Trump will be able to discuss with the court confidentially will be the “substance of the contested documents,” Wood said Friday.

Several news organizations, including CNN, had implored Wood to maintain “the greatest transparency possible in the these proceedings” and regarding the documents they want to keep under attorney-client privilege.

On Monday, the special master appointed to review the seized materials for items that might be protected by attorney-client privilege said a very small number fell into that category.

The special master, Barbara Jones, said 162 items out of 292,409 items she reviewed are privileged. Three items she said are “highly personal.”

At a hearing last week, Cohen’s lawyers said they had reviewed about one-third of the more than 3.7 million items seized in the raid. The judge gave them until June 15 to finish reviewing documents.

The documents at the center of the issue were seized during an April raid on Cohen’s apartment, office and hotel room by the FBI. In the weeks and months since the raid, Trump’s attorneys have tried to slow the government’s review of documents.

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41 Responses to Saturday Open Thread | Judge denies Trump’s request to confidentially contest seized Cohen documents

  1. Check your email ladies

  2. rikyrah says:

    John Harwood
    ‏Verified account @JohnJHarwood

    ex-Obama UN ambassador Samantha Power after Trump, while fighting allies, asks for Russia to rejoin G-7: “He doesn’t even try not to seem like the Manchurian candidate”

  3. rikyrah says:

    Just dust…can’t have a raggedy looking flag….no Siree, not while Grandma is around :)

  4. #BelmontStakes HOT DAMN! Justify took THAT TRIPLE CROWN. Whoo Hoo! That horse is cold! He couldn’t be stopped. A beautiful thing.

  5. rikyrah says:

    Lewis Hamilton meeting with Black racing fans

    • vitaminlover says:

      Tee hee!

    • majiir says:

      Whenever Trump has his arms crossed, he’s in defensive mode. The pic indicates to me that he’s probably NOT liking what he’s hearing. I read on “The Hill” site last night that Trump is now floating the idea of no tariffs. Ha! His butt arrived at the G7 Summit and quickly discovered that no one there was going to take any sh*t from him. That had to be a surprising revelation to someone who has spent his life bullying everyone in his orbit. Bolton’s open mouth also indicates to me that he’s surprised by whatever Merkel is saying to Trump, as in “How dare she have the nerve to say that to mah boss!” The two b*st*rds are finding out that the rest of the G7 members have no plan to allow the two of them to boss them around. I never thought I’d have so much fun watching the two tools get their comeuppance from other world leaders, but I’m loving it. What is especially delightful for me to see is these two finally being told that their sh*t stinks just like everyone else’s. LOL.

  6. When you don’t give sweet tea fast enough………..

  7. Ametia says:

    Going to see the documentary this afternoon.

    ‘Race does define me,’ says André Leon Talley — and now the fashion icon is ready to talk about it

    In an early scene from “The Gospel According to André,” the star of the documentary sits on the porch of his home in White Plains, N.Y., with a hat perched jauntily on his head as he surveys a team of tree trimmers. André Leon Talley has spent a lifetime in fashion — reporting on it, critiquing it, admiring it and wearing it. But in that moment he looks less like a fashion grandee and more like a Southern gentleman overseeing his acreage — a man just home from Sunday service who would politely nod and tip his hat at any neighbor who happened past.

  8. Ametia says:

    Word of the Day : June 9, 2018

    Shenanigan noun (shuh-NAN-ih-gun)

    1 : a devious trick used especially for an underhand purpose
    2 a : tricky or questionable practices or conduct — usually used in plural
    b : high-spirited or mischievous activity — usually used in plural

    • Ametia says:

      Well, if you’re NOT a DEMOCRAT…
      BYE NOW!

    • majiir says:

      Who gives a f*ck what they think/feel? I don’t. After the DNC gave Sanders permission to run on the Dem ticket in 2016, I didn’t give the org another cent. Sanders was poison for Dems in 2016 and has been ever since. As soon as his *ss didn’t win the nomination, he declared he was no longer a Democrat. If he and his supporters want him to run for POTUS in 2020, let them build their own party infrastructure.

  9. rikyrah says:

    Good Morning Everyone 😄 😄😄

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