Judge agrees to appoint “special master” in Giuliani case

Source: Minneapolis Star Tribune

“A judge said Friday that he will appoint a ‘special master’ to protect attorney-client privilege during a review of materials seized from Rudolph Giuliani and another lawyer who have represented former President Donald Trump. U.S. District Judge J. Paul Oetken directed Manhattan prosecutors and attorneys for Giuliani and Washington lawyer Victoria Toensing to submit possible candidates next week for the position. The judge rejected efforts by Giuliani and Toensing to force prosecutors to divulge more about why they seized electronic devices on April 28. … Prosecutors are examining Giuliani’s interactions with Ukrainian figures and whether he violated a law governing lobbying on behalf of foreign countries or entities …. Giuliani, a Republican and former mayor of New York City, has not been charged with a crime.” (05/28/21)