[Ads-l] one more "tainment"

Clai Rice cxr1086 at LOUISIANA.EDU
Fri May 18 11:09:50 EDT 2018


*sigh* I can always rely on ADS-L for some taintainment.

----- Original Message -----
> From: "Laurence Horn" <laurence.horn at YALE.EDU>
> Sent: Thursday, May 17, 2018 8:56:26 PM
> Subject: Re: one more "tainment"
> 
> > 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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