Wood chose Jones, a former colleague, after prosecutors said they would agree to the use of a so-called special master.
Also, on the CNN program Erin Burnett OutFront, Avenatti was quoted discussing the case, along with the latest court filing by Cohen. Maybe I didn't get her so much.
"If at any point it turns out that the special-master process is going too slowly, I will revisit it", she said.
President Trump's interview Thursday on "Fox & Friends", in which he blasted the Justice Department and admitted for the first time publicly that his personal attorney represented him in a hush-money payout to a porn star, was ill-advised even if it didn't immediately place him in legal jeopardy, specialists said.
The prosecutors initially said the documents should be reviewed by lawyers within their own office, who would be walled off from the main prosecution team.
"Based upon the advice of counsel, I will assert my 5th amendment rights in connection with all proceedings in this case due to the ongoing criminal investigation by the FBI and U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of NY". Since then, however, Cohen's attorneys have acknowledged that Cohen has had only three legal clients in the past year.
"As the Court is aware, after originally stating that the Government seized 'thousands, if not millions, ' of pages of privileged documents, Cohen subsequently identified three current clients", the feds said.
Trump said he had been told he wasn't involved in the Cohen investigation.
Later, federal prosecutors cited Trump's comment about "tiny, tiny little fraction" of legal work to bolster their argument that documents seized in a FBI raid of Cohen's office are "unlikely to contain voluminous privileged documents". Early Thursday, the prosecutors from the US Attorney's Office in Manhattan dropped their objection to an independent reviewer.
"I am very disappointed in my Justice Department".
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Jones will review the documents and determine which may be shielded by attorney-client privilege. Cohen argued that his lawyers should get a first look.
Wood said they could revisit the matter if problems arose.
In light of new revelations from former Federal Bureau of Investigation director James Comey, President Trump seems to be unraveling at warp speed.
Mr. Trump said in his personal opinion, Cohen did "absolutely nothing wrong" but said he was "not involved" in the case.
Cohen "also practices law", Trump said, but "I would say probably the big thing is his business, and they're looking something having to do with his business".
"Nobody's been tougher to Russian Federation than I am, you can ask President Putin about that", President Trump claimed.
Trump described Cohen as one of many members of his legal network. However, Trump's cowardly refusal to take questions from the press has not stopped President Snowflake from calling into "safe" news programs to give his unchallenged take on affairs.
Trump was also asked about Cohen's decision to plead the Fifth Amendment in a case brought by Daniels over the hush agreement.
But he said in an interview with "Fox & Friends" on Thursday that he watched Cooper host a town hall meeting with former FBI Director James Comey the night before.