Special Counsel John Durham on Wednesday asked a federal judge to review the attorney-client privilege claim related to Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign and other entities that include over a thousand documents.
Durham Questions Clinton Campaign’s Privilege Claims
Withholding thousands of documents
However, “the vast majority of the entries reflect communications with no lawyer listed as a sender, recipient, or copied party,” Durham tells court. https://t.co/ApAKDH7Pzg
— Bart Marcois (@bmarcois) April 9, 2022
Fusion GPS, in particular, “has withheld approximately 1,455 documents that are responsive to the subpoenas based on claims of attorney-client privilege and attorney work product protections,” according to the filing.
However, “the vast majority of the entries reflect communications with no lawyer listed as a sender, recipient, or copied party,” Durham wrote, according to the Daily Caller.
Only 18 of the documents involved a lawyer, according to the report.
John Durham says in new court filing that Clinton campaign, DNC and Fusion GPS are withholding documents pertinent to Sussmann case by citing a dubious attorney-client privilege claim.
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) April 7, 2022
The request has asked that a judge review the documents and release those that are not covered by attorney-client privilege.
The move is certain to anger Clinton’s legal team as it seeks to keep as many of the campaign’s documents out of the public as possible.