Courthouse News reports:
A federal judge appointed an independent special master Thursday to make sure that no files seized by the FBI from embattled attorney Michael Cohen qualify for attorney-client privilege. The appointment of former federal judge Barbara Jones caps off weeks of wrangling between attorneys for President Donald Trump, the Trump Organization, Cohen and federal prosecutors over how to handle the fruits of an April 9 search of Cohen’s home, office and hotel room.
Jones spent 16 years as a judge with the Southern District of New York before joining the firm Bracewell, which was known up until recently as Bracewell & Giuliani. Former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani took his name off the door of the Texas firm in 2016 when he moved to the Greenberg Traurig while also acting as a surrogate in the presidential election for Trump.