Trump attorney Rudy Guiliani told ABC News on Saturday that Trump’s legal team has warned former fixer, Michael Cohen, to stop speaking out and violating lawyer-client confidentiality. He also claims that Cohen, if he continues to speak, is in “grave danger of being disbarred.”
This strange warning comes six days after Trump’s team waived lawyer-client privilege concerning a recorded conversation between Cohen and Trump regarding a payment to buy the rights to former Playboy model, Karen McDougal’s, story about her alleged affair with Trump. The removal of the privileged designation means that prosecutors have the ability to use the recording if they find it relevant to their criminal investigation of Cohen.
Giuliani said, “We have complained” to Cohen’s lawyers that “he’s violated the attorney-client privilege, publicly and privately,” and added that Cohen is in “grave danger of being disbarred.”
But Michael Cohen’s attorney, Lanny Davis, told Huffpost in a statement that Giuliani “seems to be confused.”
Giuliani “expressly waived attorney-client privilege last week and repeatedly and inaccurately — as proven by the tape — talked and talked about the recording, forfeiting all confidentiality,” Davis said.
Maybe Trump’s lawyers meant they wouldn’t waive lawyer-client privilege?
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