In the unfolding tale of the raid at Mar-a-Lago, the Justice Department has revealed that documents taken from President Trump’s home contained attorney-client privileged information. This new information gives Trump’s legal team what they need to continue their fight in defense of the former President.
The U.S. Justice Department’s search of former President Donald Trump’s home this month turned up a “limited” number of documents potentially subject to attorney-client privilege, federal prosecutors said in a court filing on Monday.
The new disclosure by the Justice Department could bolster a request by Trump’s legal team to appoint a special master to conduct a privilege review of the items the FBI seized from Trump’s Florida estate during its unprecedented Aug. 8 search.
U.S. District Judge Aileen Cannon of the Southern District of Florida ordered the Justice Department to respond to Trump’s request, and also to provide under seal a more detailed list of the items seized from Trump’s home.
On Monday, the Justice Department said it will comply with the request and file the information under seal by Tuesday.
In the department’s filing, prosecutors said the filter team was following procedures it set forth in the warrant for addressing any materials that may be covered by attorney-client privilege, which includes showing them to the court for a determination. See more at Reuters.