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Lawyer: Trump ready for role in raids’ evidence review

April 26, 2018

NEW YORK (AP) — A lawyer for Donald Trump says the president is ready to offer his opinion on what evidence seized from his personal attorney’s home and office are protected by attorney-client privilege.

The lawyer, Joanna Hendon, informed U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood on Wednesday that Trump was available “as needed” to join reviews of documents seized in April 9 raids carried out against Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.

Prosecutors say the raids were part of a criminal fraud investigation.

Cohen was expected back in court on Thursday at a hearing called by the judge so she can find out exactly where everyone stands on the issue of reviewing seized materials for attorney-client privilege.

Lawyers for Cohen and the Trump Organization told the judge they have plenty of lawyers ready to do the work.

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