The bad news for Michael Cohen just got worse today, as federal prosecutors are poised to receive more than one million files from three cellphones seized a month ago in a raid on Cohen’s office. “Special master” Barbara Jones was appointed by the U.S. District Court to review the files and render a verdict on Cohen and Trump’s claim that they were protected by attorney-client privilege. Jones is a retired federal judge from New York, and in an update released Tuesday, she noted that only 252 items have been identified by attorneys as potentially protected. She’ll render a judgment on those few by June 4, but in the meantime it frees up the rest of the files for investigation by federal authorities.
Amazingly, the million-plus documents set to be released Wednesday are not the whole kit and caboodle. Form The Post:
aterial released to Jones this month from two other phones has not yet been scheduled for release.
Jones also reported having received additional electronic data over the past two weeks, including “electronic data from a video recorder, two computers, and mobile storage devices,” which “includes various video, electronic communications and documents as well as data typically associated with computer usage.”
There’s even some content coming from a shredder, apparently:
Meanwhile, Stormy Daniels’ attorney Michael Avenatti wants in on the action, and Cohen is desperately trying to keep him out. And no wonder—Avenatti recently publicized a series payments sent to Cohen from various companies and at least one Russian oligarch, apparently for future leverage with President Trump.