Counsel for President Donald Trump’s personal attorney, Michael Cohen, and prosecutors with the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York submitted their respective lists of special master candidates Wednesday to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood. Wood is weighing the appointment of one to handle some or all of the review of the material seized by the government after executing a search warrant against Cohen earlier this month.
Between the two of them, both parties have provided Wood with a total of seven names—three from prosecutors and four from Cohen’s team. However, the pool from which the two lists were pulled are tellingly different.
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