Att’y ripped for let­ter in Cohen case

New York Daily News - - ‘STILL NO COLLUSION,’ TRUMP SAYS - Stephen Rex Brown

A MAN­HAT­TAN lawyer’s ef­fort to worm his way into Stormy Daniels’ le­gal bat­tle with Pres­i­dent Trump met with scorn and con­fu­sion by the porn star’s lawyer.

Lo­cal at­tor­ney Peter Glea­son filed a let­ter Thurs­day ask­ing the judge in the case to seal doc­u­ments seized from Michael Cohen to pre­vent Michael Ave­natti, Daniels’ lawyer, the FBI and New York State in­ves­ti­ga­tors from see­ing them.

Glea­son said that around 2013, he spoke with Cohen about two women who said dis­graced At­tor­ney Gen­eral Eric Schneiderman had been “sex­u­ally in­ap­pro­pri­ate” with them.

If Cohen, who is Pres­i­dent Trump’s per­sonal at­tor­ney, doc­u­mented the con­ver­sa­tion, those notes could now be in the hands of the FBI and pros­e­cu­tors. Ave­natti has sought to in­ter­vene in the Man­hat­tan Fed­eral Court case re­gard­ing which of Cohen’s doc­u­ments are sub­ject to at­tor­ney-client priv­i­lege.

Glea­son wrote that he didn’t trust Ave­natti with any de­tails about the women be­cause of his “reck­less and wan­ton be­hav­ior” and “fast and loose style.” Ave­natti scoffed at the fil­ing. “We never sought ac­cess to any such in­for­ma­tion, so I have no idea what he is talk­ing about. It ap­pears to be an ef­fort for him to get at­ten­tion,” he told the Daily News.

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