Prosecutors seek 'special master' to review items FBI seized from Giuliani
Calling it a step that would be appropriate to ensure attorney-client privilege is protected, prosecutors filed the request under seal last Thursday, the day after the searches were conducted. The letter was unsealed Tuesday.
The filing from prosecutors said they had consulted with Giuliani's counsel and that he would file a response.
The former New York City mayor has been the focus of an investigation concerning his activities in Ukraine, including whether he conducted illegal lobbying for Ukrainian officials while he pursued an investigation linked to Trump's primary political rival, President Joe Biden, CNN has reported . He hasn't been charged and has denied wrongdoing.
After federal agents executed the search warrants last week at Giuliani's Manhattan apartment and office, Costello said the warrant described an investigation into possible violation of foreign lobbying laws and that it sought communications between Giuliani and people who included a former columnist for The Hill, John Solomon. On Monday, lawyer Alan Dershowitz , who is not formally representing Giuliani but acting in an advisory capacity, said Giuliani will likely file a court challenge and …
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