Has not found a whole lot of "privileged" material.

A special master reviewing a trove of documents and electronic files seized in April from Michael D. Cohen, President Trumpís longtime lawyer and fixer, said on Monday that, at least so far, only a tiny fraction of the materials are protected by the attorney-client privilege, meaning that most can be used by the federal prosecutors who are conducting a wide-ranging criminal investigation into Mr. Cohen.

In a report submitted to Kimba M. Wood, the federal judge presiding over Mr. Cohenís case in Manhattan, the special master, Barbara S. Jones, said that only 14 paper documents out of the 639 that she had looked at are privileged, or partly privileged, and would be withheld from the prosecutorsí inquiry. Of the 291,770 electronic files contained on two of Mr. Cohenís cellphones and on one of his iPads, 148 are privileged and will be withheld if the judge approves, Ms. Jones said.

In April, Judge Wood appointed Ms. Jones, a former federal judge, to review the contents of eight boxes of documents and more than 30 cellphones, iPads and computer drives seized during raids on Mr. Cohenís office, apartment and hotel room to determine which among the materials were protected by the attorney-client privilege. Ms. Jones has said that she is not reviewing all of the nearly four million files seized in the raids, only those materials that lawyers for Mr. Cohen and Mr. Trump have argued are privileged.

At a hearing last week in Federal District Court in Manhattan, Judge Wood warned Mr. Cohenís lawyers, who have also been permitted to look at the materials, that their review was going too slowly and had to be completed by June 15. If they failed to meet that deadline, Judge Wood said, the review would be taken away from them and handed over to a so-called taint team of prosecutors who are walled off from the Cohen investigation.


Buckle up - next Friday should be interesting to say the least.