This guy continues to suffer from ‘foot in the mouth’ disease….
Rant’s are always to be expected….
In a matter of about 90 seconds in a “Fox and Friends” interview, Trump appeared to undercut Cohen’s claim that he acted on his own in paying $130,000 to porn actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election and managed to weaken his own attorneys’ arguments in an ongoing fight over records the FBI seized from Cohen’s home, office and hotel room.
“It’s just a complete nightmare for his lawyers,” said Ken White, a former federal corruption prosecutor based in Los Angeles. “The problem isn’t just what he specifically admits in these statements. It’s constantly generating inconsistent statements about issues that are going to be litigated, and that’s what he has been doing.”
“For his lawyers, it must be like watching your toddler play in traffic,” White said. “You’ve got a client completely out of control.”
The phenomenon is hardly new. Trump’s tweets about his travel ban policy have been repeatedly cited in court to undermine the Justice Department’s legal defense of those orders and were even raised at Supreme Court arguments this week on the subject. Now, he seems to be throwing more personal litigation into confusion.
On Thursday, Trump first seemed to drift off message when he told the TV hosts that Cohen performed only a “tiny, tiny little fraction” of his legal work. Prosecutors in New York seized on those comments to argue that few of the records the FBI seized from Cohen earlier this month fall under attorney-client privilege protections, despite Trump’s legal team’s arguments to the contrary.
“President Trump reportedly said on cable television this morning that Cohen performs ‘a tiny, tiny little fraction’ of his overall legal work,” prosecutors said in a letter to U.S. District Court Judge Kimba Wood. The prosecution team also noted that another Cohen client, Fox News host Sean Hannity, also minimized the volume of legal work Cohen did for him.
“These statements by two of Cohen’s three identified clients suggest that the seized materials are unlikely to contain voluminous privileged documents, further supporting the importance of efficiency here,” prosecutors wrote.
Next, Trump turned to Daniels…..
The federal judge overseeing the case against President Trump’s attorney, Michael Cohen, on Thursday appointed a former federal judge to review the documents seized in a raid of his office and hotel room, according to multiple reports.
Judge Kimba Wood of the U.S. District Court of the Southern District of New York appointed Barbara Jones — who served a 16-year term on the Manhattan’s federal court and is now a partner at law firm Bracewell — to serve as the “special master” and decide which of Cohen’s materials are protected by attorney-client privilege and what can be reviewed by federal prosecutors, the The New York Post reported.
The quick decision came after Wood received a letter Thursday morning from federal prosecutors in Manhattan withdrawing their objection to Cohen’s request for a special master….