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Prosecutors to court: Trump's arguments against reviewing potential criminal evidence are absurd

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As I read Mr. Trump's filing last night whereby he attempts to avoid having his own Justice Dept. review the documents seized in the raid, I could not help but draw parallels to the "Stennis Compromise" (below). And we all know how that ended... https:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stennis_Compromise

9:12 AM - Apr 16, 2018

As the USAO's letter makes clear, Trump's argument is absurd as a matter of common sense.

"Under the President's theory, every person who has communicated with a lawyer would be given the power to turn every search warrant into a subpoena and to demand the return of lawfully-seized evidence in order to undertake their own review of the evidence. Such a rule is unworkable and ripe for abuse."

Then there's the fact that, despite having argued that his interests are implicated, Trump has not actually pointed to any specific, material-related concerns.

"While the President advances this proposal, he offers no information regarding the scope of any privileged communications between himself and Cohen that were potentially seized. As previously stated, the results of USAO-SDNY's search warrants on multiple email accounts used by Cohen revealed zero communications between Cohen and the President. The President's letter does not address this. Although Cohen and the President may have had an attorney-client relationship, the President's failure to proffer facts supporting his assertion that privileged communications were seized is significant, because the President asks that all of the seized materials be turned over to Cohen -- not just those relating to the President."

Then there's the part where Trump's lawyers are getting procedure wrong. Maybe they're being disingenuous; maybe they're just that bad.

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