Politics: Giuliani gets first shot at excluding materials from raids

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Giuliani has also been shopping the story to journalists around Washington. The story floated around right-wing circles for a few weeks until May 1 , when the New York Times delved deeper into the details, reporting that State Department officials at the time were concerned "that the connection Trump's rise however presented Giuliani an opportunity for one last shot at presidential influence. Though he was slow to endorse Trump in 2016, holding off until the New York primary in April, Giuliani 's anti-Hillary Clinton speech at the Republican National Convention solidified his position in Trump's inner circle.

The feds seized Giuliani ’s electronic devices, according to one of the three sources who spoke to the New York Times about the investigation on Wednesday. Investigators are examining Giuliani 's dealings in Ukraine and whether he illegally lobbied the Trump administration on behalf of Ukrainian officials. Spokespeople from the FBI and the US Attorney’s Office made no comment regarding the investigation. Robert Costello, a lawyer for Giuliani , confirmed to the Wall Street Journal and other outlets that the search had taken place. He denounced the search warrant as “legal thuggery.”

NEW YORK (AP) — Rudy Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors.

FILE - In this Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. As part of the investigation, federal agents seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani's residence and his firm, Giuliani Partners LLC. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Saturday Nov. 7, 2020, file photo, former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani, a lawyer for President Donald Trump, speaks during a news conference on legal challenges to vote counting in Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia. Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. As part of the investigation, federal agents seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani's residence and his firm, Giuliani Partners LLC. (AP Photo/John Minchillo, File)

Barbara Jones, who will serve as the “special master” in the review, said in her first report to a federal judge that she will not be looking at everything seized in the late-April raids on ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney.

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Instead, she'll look at “potentially privileged documents" chosen by lawyers for Giuliani and Washington attorney Victoria Toensing, a former federal prosecutor and ally of Giuliani and Trump whose cell phone was also taken.

Investigators are probing Giuliani’s interactions with Ukrainian figures to see if he violated a law governing lobbying on behalf of foreign countries or entities.

As part of the investigation, federal agents seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani's residence and his firm, Giuliani Partners LLC. They've already returned 11 devices belonging to Giuliani but have said seven more devices belonging to Giuliani and others at his firm will require more time to unlock without access to passcodes.

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Two people were shot at Central Michigan University in Mount Pleasant this morning, according to Michigan State Police. The suspect, considered armed and dangerous, is at large, Mount Pleasant officials said. Federal prosecutors have asked the U.S. Southern District of New York to appoint a special master to review the evidence seized during the raid to ensure material that falls under attorney-client privilege isn’t released. Giuliani ’s lawyers, however, claimed Monday that the government’s push for a special master amounts to a “do over” after prosecutors failed to seek one .

Having also seen the film last night, I can wholeheartedly confirm the footage is just as vile and shocking as it sounds. Over the summer, prior to any official word that the filmed-in-secret Borat sequel was underway, it was reported that Giuliani had called the cops on Cohen over the staged interview. Borat 2, starring Sacha Baron Cohen and Maria Bakalova, hits Amazon Prime on Friday. As expected, the full experience is fucking brilliant and also sees Cohen's notorious character crashing a Mike Pence rally and having a great deal of revelatory fun at the warranted expense of coronavirus deniers.

Toensing's law firm has said she was told she was not a target of the investigation.

Jones, who was appointed her to the task by the judge, said lawyers for Giuliani and Toensing will designate documents for her review that they believe are protected by attorney-client privilege or are highly personal, such as medical records. At that point, remaining materials in each batch of items that were not designated for review will be released to prosecutors.

On occasion, Jones said she may speak to government representatives if she needs additional background information to help her decide whether an item is protected by privilege. If Jones finds any of the “potentially privileged documents” should in fact be released to prosecutors, she will refer them to a judge to make a final decision.

The process is similar to how Jones conducted a privilege review of materials seized in 2018 from Michael Cohen, Trump's longtime personal attorney who pleaded guilty to campaign finance charges and other crimes and was sentenced to three years in prison.

Judge appoints ex-judge to oversee Giuliani devices' review

  Judge appoints ex-judge to oversee Giuliani devices' review NEW YORK (AP) — A former federal judge was formally appointed Wednesday to ensure attorney-client privilege is protected in the examination of multiple electronic devices seized from Rudy Giuliani. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken in Manhattan appointed Barbara Jones as “special master” after the late-April raids on ex-President Donald Trump’s former personal attorney. She’s already familiar with the job, having done the same thing three years ago after FBI raids on Michael Cohen, another one of Trump’s former personal attorneys. Cohen eventually pleaded guilty to breaking campaign finance laws and other charges.

Rudy Giuliani , the former New York City mayor and one of Donald Trump’s top advisers, aimed a fiery rebuke at members of the media Thursday for publishing multiple allegations of unwanted sexual advances lodged by women against the Republican presidential nominee. “They are liars!”

Cohen, who has spoken out repeatedly against Trump, was freed last year after serving about a year in prison due to coronavirus prison population reductions. He is finishing his detention at home.

Giuliani, the former New York City mayor and one-time presidential candidate, has not been charged with a crime. He has said all of his activities in Ukraine were conducted on behalf of Trump. At the time, Giuliani was leading a campaign to press Ukraine for an investigation into Joe Biden and his son, Hunter, before Biden was elected president.

FILE - In this Wednesday, April 28, 2021, file photo, members of the media are reflected in the window of a door as New York City Police officers walk out of the apartment building where former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani resides, in New York. Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. As part of the investigation, federal agents seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani's residence and his firm, Giuliani Partners LLC. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File) © Provided by Associated Press FILE - In this Wednesday, April 28, 2021, file photo, members of the media are reflected in the window of a door as New York City Police officers walk out of the apartment building where former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani resides, in New York. Giuliani and his lawyers will get to designate which materials seized from him will be reviewed by a court-appointed expert reviewer to determine what should never be seen by federal prosecutors. As part of the investigation, federal agents seized 18 electronic devices from Giuliani's residence and his firm, Giuliani Partners LLC. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)

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What is missing in the opinion is a clear standard for when the failure to establish a case is a disbarring offense.However, the fluid standard applied in Giuliani's case raises serious concerns over how and when such suspensions will be imposed against lawyers in public controversies. Indeed, the Giuliani standard would seem to implicate a wide array of attorneys who straddle the line of legal and political advocacy.

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