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Judge Rejects Trump Company’s Privilege Claim in New York Probe

  • President’s company failed to show attorney-client privilege
  • Attorney general probes valuation of Trump’s Seven Springs
Trump Tower in New York.

Trump Tower in New York.

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President Donald Trump’s company can’t use the attorney-client privilege to shield an engineer’s documents from a property-valuation probe by New York state’s top lawyer, a judge ruled.

The Trump Organization failed to provide evidence to justify extending the privilege to communications between the company’s former land-use lawyer and an engineer whose work was used to appraise a property at the center of the probe, state Supreme Court Justice Arthur Engoron ruled Tuesday in Manhattan.