[Ads-l] one more "tainment"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Fri May 18 09:01:22 EDT 2018

UrbanD contrasts perineal "taint" with "gooch." What won't these
whippersnappers dream up next?

Earliest HDAS "taint" dates from 1970-71.

Yes sir, nigh on half a century ago.


On Thu, May 17, 2018 at 9:56 PM, Laurence Horn <laurence.horn at yale.edu>

> > On May 17, 2018, at 9:44 PM, Jonathan Lighter <wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM>
> wrote:
> >
> > A CNN contributor wonders whether the President seeks the "thrill of
> > diplotainment that's bound to fail."
> >
> > "Diplotainment" seems to have been coined yesterday by Philip Rucker of
> the
> > fake (TM) Washington Post to characterize the current drama between
> > Washington and Pyongyang.
> >
> > As of today, nearly 21,000 Raw Google hits.
> >
> You (Jon in particular, even if the T volume of HDAS hasn’t seen the light
> of day) may recall the brouhaha a month ago over the deliciously named
> “taint team”, i.e. "A taint team made up of lawyers who are not involved in
> the underlying investigation will almost certainly be put in place to
> review the materials obtained in the raid before those materials are handed
> over to the prosecutorial team”
> https://www.cnn.com/2018/04/10/politics/cohen-raid-trump-
> attorney-client-privilege/index.html
> Fittingly, the case prompting the reference to the taint team involves the
> hush money Michael Cohen now concedes he paid to Stormy Daniels (whether or
> not under his client’s orders) before the 2016 election.
> As the CNN piece goes on to say, "a taint team is intended to act as a
> protective buffer between an individual subject to a seizure and
> prosecutors when material is seized that may be privileged. "The taint team
> lawyers review the documents and remove anything that is covered by the
> attorney client privilege," CNN chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin wrote in
> an email. "They pass the non-attorney client material to the investigators,
> who are not 'tainted' by contact with the privileged material.”
> But there is sure to be a lot of wrangling back and forth between
> prosecutors and the President’s defense team over the admissibility and
> scope of such materials, and perhaps we are in for some salacious
> revelations.  Dare we hope for…diplotaintment?
> LH
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