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Prosecutors seek ‘special master’ to review items FBI seized from Giuliani

Calling it a step that will be applicable to guarantee attorney-client privilege is protected, prosecutors filed the request below seal final Thursday, the day after the searches have been performed. The letter was unsealed Tuesday.

The submitting from prosecutors stated they’d consulted with Giuliani’s counsel and that he would file a response.

Giuliani’s lawyer, Robert Costello, had indicated shortly after the searches that he supposed to pursue a court docket problem to shield potential privilege points regarding Giuliani’s shoppers, who beforehand included former President Donald Trump.
The former New York City mayor has been the main focus of an investigation regarding his actions in Ukraine, together with whether or not he performed unlawful lobbying for Ukrainian officers whereas he pursued an investigation linked to Trump’s main political rival, President Joe Biden, CNN has reported. He hasn’t been charged and has denied wrongdoing.

After federal brokers executed the search warrants final week at Giuliani’s Manhattan condominium and workplace, Costello stated the warrant described an investigation into attainable violation of overseas lobbying legal guidelines and that it sought communications between Giuliani and individuals who included a former columnist for The Hill, John Solomon.

On Monday, lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who shouldn’t be formally representing Giuliani however performing in an advisory capability, stated Giuliani will seemingly file a court docket problem and needs his former shoppers to additionally seek to forestall prosecutors from inspecting the fabric.

“Hope the people whose information is privileged, like Donald Trump, would join the lawsuit and say look you can’t see my stuff,” Dershowitz, a retired Harvard Law School professor who served on the then-President’s protection workforce within the first impeachment trial and whose profession has largely been centered on particular person civil liberties, instructed CNN.

Costello instructed CNN on Monday evening that Giuliani’s authorized workforce is ready to broaden with extra attorneys as the previous New York mayor prepares for a authorized struggle, however that there had not been coordination between Giuliani and Trump’s authorized workforce.

A second court docket doc set a briefing schedule that provides Giuliani till May 10 to reply to the prosecutors’ submitting.

CNN’s Paula Reid contributed to this report.

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