Justice Department Probed 'Bribery-For-Pardon Scheme' As Trump Campaigned, 法庭揭露

“ANDREW CABALLERO-REYNOLDS/AFP 通过 Getty Images 总统唐纳德特朗普正在竞选连任,因为该计划正在接受调查, 法庭记录显示. The Justice Department has spent months investigating a “bribery-for-pardon scheme,” even as President Donald Trump was running for reelection, according to court documents disclosed Tuesday. In a 20-page opinion, dated Aug. 28 but posted Tuesday evening, 我们. District Judge Beryl Howell wrote that attorney-client privilege didn’t protect certain communications if they were alleged to be part of a “bribery-for-pardon scheme.” The communications involved were copied to a third party, who was not an attorney, the opinion stated. “In sum, the attorney-client privilege does not protect communications disclosed to third parties and, here redacted] was such a third party to each of the emails submitted by the government,” the Aug. 28 opinion states. The court documents reveal that dozens of devices were seized after an office was searched in response to a search warrant. The federal agents were investigating a “secret lobbying scheme” in which certain people “acted as lobbyists to senior White House officials, without complying with the registration requirement” to secure “a pardon or reprieve of sentence.”