Judge Nap: ‘The President Is Right ... the Attorney-Client Privilege Is Under Assault’
NAPOLITANO: "As a result of what Judge Wood did yesterday, when she ordered the F.B.I. to make copies of everything, the electronic data and the paper data, which is going to take a couple weeks, give one set of copies to the President’s lawyers and one set of copies to Mr. Cohen’s lawyers and then they will argue about what’s privileged and what’s not, she inadvertently, maybe not inadvertently, exposed the privilege. Because in order for the government to argue about whether a document is privileged, it has to have at document and see it. If the document is privileged, the government should never have had it and the government should never see it."
DOOCY: "Oh, boy."
NAPOLITANO: "So I do believe the President is right when he argues that the attorney-client privilege is under assault. On the other hand, we have learned that they have been surveilling, watching and investigating Michael Cohen since before Donald Trump was elected president."