After Donald Trump claimed on Fox & Friends Thursday morning that his “fixer” attorney Michael Cohen was not his lawyer, and he had nothing to do Cohen, which Jason Easley pointed out here destroyed any attorney/client privilege that existed between Trump and Cohen, the government took him at his word.
The government used Trump’s Thursday TV appearance to support their claim that few materials seized from Cohen’s office and home are privileged, according to a court filing cited by Reuters.
UPDATE: U.S. government cites Trump's comments on morning TV show to support claim that few materials seized from lawyer Michael Cohen are privileged- court filing pic.twitter.com/48HVSmYvsb
— Reuters Politics (@ReutersPolitics) April 26, 2018
This is probably one reason why Trump’s close aides did not want him to go on Fox & Friends this morning, but Trump’s worst enemy is himself.
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