Judge orders protective order to block release of attorney-privileged documents

7th Judicial Circuit Court Judge Elizabeth Kelly issued a protective order on November 19th barring the Michigan AG’s office from reviewing or producing any seized documents until a taint team is established to review the discovery in the case against former Gov. Rick Snyder.

This ruling follows a motion by the Snyder defense team on October 12th asking for the protective order due to continued malfeasance by the Attorney General’s office in regards to proper procedures of discovery.

“This is a massive breach of attorney-client privilege,” stated Brian Lennon, an attorney for Snyder. “The prosecution has our entire legal defense strategy in their hands.”

Prior to the ruling, email evidence surfaced showing two assistant attorney’s general attempted to raise a red flag that improper procedures of discovery were being used, but those warnings were ignored.

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