Alan Dershowitz, a legal adviser to Giuliani, hopes Trump will join court fight
(CNN) A legal adviser to Rudy Giuliani said he hopes former President Donald Trump will join in a court fight to attempt to block federal prosecutors from accessing seized material Giuliani believes is protected by attorney-client privilege.
Lawyer Alan Dershowitz, who is not formally representing Giuliani but acting in an advisory capacity, said the former New York City mayor will likely file a court challenge and wants his former clients to also seek to prevent prosecutors from examining the material.
"Hope the people whose information is privileged, like Donald Trump, would join the lawsuit and say look you can't see my stuff," Dershowitz told CNN.
Dershowitz, a retired Harvard Law School professor, served on then-President Trump's defense team in the first impeachment trial. His career has mostly been focused on individual civil liberties.
Spokespeople for Trump did not respond to requests from CNN for comment. Robert Costello, an attorney for Giuliani, did not return a call for comment.
Federal authorities last week seized Giuliani's electronic devices as a result of search warrants executed on his Manhattan residence and office. Costello said shortly after the warrants were served on his client that the devices are "replete with the material covered by the attorney-client privilege and other constitutional privileges."
Trump's other former attorney Michael Cohen went to court in 2018 to fight over privilege issues after prosecutors raided his home, office and hotel room.
Cohen's attorneys first sought a temporary restraining order to prevent investigators from reviewing the seized material. After a federal judge denied that request, Cohen's attorneys successfully sought the appointment of a "special master," a court-appointed independent authority to review the material and determine which documents were privileged.
The special master ultimately concluded that privilege applied to only a small portion of the thousands of pages of seized documents.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/06/2021|
In the Middle Ages, you had to go to Verona or someplace and sit in an autopsy theatre in order to see the effects that syphilis had on the brain.
Now the poor sufferers broadcast to millions.
|by Anonymous||reply 1||05/03/2021|
Jesus, what a pack of fucking losers
|by Anonymous||reply 2||05/03/2021|
The former guy doesn't know these guys, just maybe took a picture with them or they got him cofeve
|by Anonymous||reply 3||05/03/2021|
Hmm will former guy take part? Computer says no.
|by Anonymous||reply 4||05/03/2021|
This is pitiful, being reduced to appearing on cable news, begging Trump to help you out.
How stupid do these people have to be to think that Trump won't throw them under the bus? He throws everyone under the bus.
|by Anonymous||reply 5||05/03/2021|
Alan Dershowitz went from a respected law school professor to full on Bozo the clown and supporting some really dangerous and ridiculous ideas, policies and people all to grab some limelight.
He's awful and Harvard Law School should have done away with him a long time ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 6||05/03/2021|
The deets of the issue do not interest me - except to get them behind bars - but it gives me pleasure to see them make fools of themselves on television.
|by Anonymous||reply 7||05/03/2021|
Dershowitz revealed himself as a cunt supreme when he joined O.J. Simpson's criminal defense team along with the Kardashians' daddy. Imagine being a teenage girl ordered to fuck THAT. Ghislaine Maxwell should get the chair.
|by Anonymous||reply 8||05/03/2021|
ROFL, Trump is gonna pretend he barely knows Rudy.
|by Anonymous||reply 9||05/03/2021|
Did he ever pay Rudy? Last time I remember he was refusing to pay him.
|by Anonymous||reply 10||05/03/2021|
If only Sunny von Bulow could have testified, Dershowitz wouldn't even be known to most people.
|by Anonymous||reply 11||05/03/2021|
He hung out on pedo island with Epstein. Iin Epstein's first trail, didnt at least one girl, who was only around 12 years old at the time , testify that she was forced to have ( Jesus! That poor child!) sex with him?
|by Anonymous||reply 12||05/03/2021|
Trump isn't very loyal. He won't let anyone defile him or drag him down.
|by Anonymous||reply 13||05/03/2021|
He will all throw each under the bus. There is no loyalty in the mafia, which is what they are. That loyalty thing is a myth.
|by Anonymous||reply 14||05/03/2021|
They’re gonna fry and I wanna watch them sizzle.
|by Anonymous||reply 15||05/03/2021|
R10 No, Giuliani didn't get paid.
|by Anonymous||reply 16||05/04/2021|
R8, lucky girls to have this grunting on top of them:
|by Anonymous||reply 17||05/04/2021|
This asshole needs to crawl back under the massage table. Shameless pervert and predator
|by Anonymous||reply 18||05/04/2021|
There goes his Martha's Vineyard summer again.
|by Anonymous||reply 19||05/04/2021|
The reporting on Trump's reluctance to get involved with Giuliani's legal expenses dovetails with previous reporting that Giuliani's allies are frustrated at the president's lack of help for his longtime friend. It also follows Trump's refusal to pay the legal expenses he owes to Giuliani for his unsuccessful work to try to overturn the 2020 presidential election — work that saw him arguing a case in federal court before a judge for the first time in over 20 years.
|by Anonymous||reply 20||05/06/2021|
Dershowitz is a fucking pig.
|by Anonymous||reply 21||05/06/2021|
Fall from grace, Alan. Fall from grace.
|by Anonymous||reply 22||05/06/2021|
Dershowitz is delusional if he thinks Trump will back Giuliani.
Trump throws people under the bus.
|by Anonymous||reply 23||05/06/2021|
If Trump never paid Dershowitz, how is an attorney/client privilege established? I'll trade 5 Dershowitz's for one Laurence Tribe.
|by Anonymous||reply 25||05/06/2021|
There is no attorney/client privilege if both conspire to commit a crime
|by Anonymous||reply 26||05/06/2021|
Isn’t he always seen doing the Starbucks Perp Walk with his freshly rinsed ‘night before’?
|by Anonymous||reply 27||05/06/2021|
^meant for the Luke Macfarland is a piece of ass thread
|by Anonymous||reply 28||05/06/2021|
Thank God these people were the fucking Keystone Cops of crime. Trump can't keep anything to himself because he HAS to either brag about it or project his/crimes/drug use/ incest/ pedophilia into others compulsively. The others are are cartoon material bad guys. Rudy needs a nursing home and applesauce. They committed heinous crimes right out in the open. Epstein's murder? How obvious was that? Why is that piece of poisonous fungus, Jizzane , still alive? We all know she could bury them all. Why was Epstein considered too dangerous to them to live when she knows just as much, if not more?
|by Anonymous||reply 29||05/06/2021|
Harvard enabled Dershowitz and should have put a stop to him. He's essentially amoral and shouldn't have been exposed to students. He was overly obsessed with rape cases, arguing lowering the age of consent. As many who have known him say, he is a waste of guts.
|by Anonymous||reply 30||05/06/2021|
Harvard enabled a lot of bad things. They took money from the sugar industry to publish outright lies. And the best job you can get with a Harvard degree unless you have political connections is as a writer for a cartoon show that peaked in quality more than 20 years ago.
|by Anonymous||reply 31||05/06/2021|
Commentator saying Guiliana in real financial difficulty. Laying off staff.
You can kind of see that. What company would hire him?
And he spent all last year/the year before mucking around in the election without getting paid.
|by Anonymous||reply 32||05/06/2021|
If we had lawyers as old as yours in the UK the Juries would be complaining about the smell of piss and pensioners constantly.
|by Anonymous||reply 33||05/06/2021|
R31, don't forget allowing the Kushner idiots two, very undeserved spots.
Is Harvard the most greedy of the Ivies that they'll let complete idiots in for a payoff? I mean I know Yale let in Dubya because he was a "legacy" and ignoring he was a C student, but it seems like Harvard has even lower standards.
|by Anonymous||reply 34||05/06/2021|
You can only see Dershowitz’s stuff if you’re an underage girl.
|by Anonymous||reply 35||05/06/2021|
Aaaand r13 wins for the most delusional understatement of the year! Here's your trophy; it's a gilded turd.
More interesting than the obvious Trump response of "I hardly knew him, why would I pay him?" is the question: who will get thrown under the next Justice Dept. bus?
|by Anonymous||reply 36||05/06/2021|
Alan Dershowitz is such a piece of shit.
|by Anonymous||reply 37||05/06/2021|