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The Protection Of Rudy Giuliani: Cease Treating My Shopper Like ‘The Head Of A Drug Cartel Or A Terrorist’

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Unfortunately for Giuliani, and even more unfortunately for the attorney-client privilege and executive deliberation privilege, and the public’s perception that those privileges are real, the SDNY simply chose to treat a distinguished lawyer as if he was the head of a drug cartel or a terrorist, in order to create maximum prejudicial coverage of both Giuliani, and his most well-known client—the former President of the United States.

— Robert Costello, an attorney for Rudy Giuliani, complaining about his client’s treatment in a recently unsealed letter concerning the late April FBI raid on the former New York mayor’s apartment. Costello contends not only that materials seized fall under attorney-client privilege, but that they cannot be reviewed until he receives more information on the seizure of contents from Giuliani’s iCloud account. Prosecutors have asked Judge Paul Oetken to appoint a special master to analyze Giuliani’s materials for attorney-client privilege.

Staci ZaretskyStaci Zaretsky is a senior editor at Above the Law, where she’s worked since 2011. She’d love to hear from you, so please feel free to email her with any tips, questions, comments, or critiques. You can follow her on Twitter or connect with her on LinkedIn.

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