FAST FIVE: FBI Agents Improperly Saw Privileged Trump Communications: Lawyers
Former President Donald Trump enters the stage at a Save America Rally to support Republican candidates running for state and federal offices in the state of Ohio at the Covelli Centre in Youngstown, Ohio, on Sept.
Benjamin Hawk, the Department of Justice (DOJ) official in charge of the filter team, claimed during a recent hearing that the first two failures to separate potentially privileged materials were examples of the filter process working, but US District Judge Aileen Cannon, the Trump appointee who inserted Dearie into the case, expressed doubt.
The instances “indicate that, on more than one occasion, the Privilege Review Team's initial screening failed to identify potentially privileged material,” she said.
“The unilaterally imposed filter team, which made no effort to contact Plaintiff's counsel throughout its review process, has admitted to three breaches so far,” the lawyers said.
“All this before review by the Special Master and the Plaintiff.