Fredericksen Comments on Trump Team’s Efforts to Screen Records Seized From Lawyer

16 April 2018 CNN News
Partner Scott Fredericksen was quoted in a CNN interview, “President’s Lawyer Reveals His Secret Client Is Sean Hannity,” about a request by President Trump’s team to review records seized from the president’s lawyer to screen out material that may be protected by the attorney client privilege.

Fredericksen likened the president’s intervention in the case to a “bottom of the ninth” play. “The evidence that may be at stake here the government has seized, a federal judge has allowed that so far, could be absolutely toxic to Mr. [Michael] Cohen and perhaps to Mr. Trump and that’s why this is so critical,” he said.

Fredericksen also said Trump would have a hard time shutting down the investigation of his lawyer. “Unless you’re going to fire the entire leadership [of the Justice Department], you can’t shut this down,” he said.