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As Delgado Sues Trump Over West Wing Job She Attacks Privilege Log & Moves to Compel

By Matthew Russell Lee, Patreon Substack

SDNY COURTHOUSE, May 21 – Arlene "A.J." Delgado sued the Trump campaign after she did not receive the West Wing job she said she was promised (but Jason Miller got).  

      On August 16, 2022 U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York Magistrate Judge Katharine H. Parker held an in-person proceeding. Inner City Press went and covered it. 

Jump cut to January 30, 2024: Delgado is now pro se and moving to depose Reince Priebus and Eric Trump. Inner City Press live tweeted, thread

On February 5, 2024, Magistrate Judge Parker denied Delgado's motion that she recuse herself for having practiced employment defense law prior to becoming a Magistrate Judge, and other reasons. Order on Patreon here.

On February 28, after Delgado's submission of a 15 page letter here, there was a discovery conference. Inner City Press live tweeted it here (and, for those who prefer, on Threads here)

On March 6, Arlene Delgado docketed her subpoena to Jared Kushner, including the records he should bring - subpoena on Patreon here

On March 21, Delgado filed a discovery letter with Judge Parker, including that "During the deposition of third-party witness Eric Trump, on March 13, 2024, Mr. Trump (who was represented by Alina Habba, Esq.) stated that, in preparation for this deposition, he had met with his attorney (Ms. Habba) and also with Defendants counsel, the day prior to his deposition. Ms. Habba then claimed that “common interest privilege” applies to shield the communications between her client, Eric Trump, and Defendants’ counsel. Plaintiff requests" - letter on Patreon here.

On March 26 there was another discovery conference, including this

On April 3, Magistrate Judge Parker issued a six page order including "The deadline for discovery is extended to May 7, 2024 for the sole purpose of completing the depositions of Castellano, Glassner, Kushner, McGahn, Conway, and Bannon." Order on Patreon here.

On April 26, Jared E. Blumetti of LaRocca, Hornik, Greenberg, Kittredge,Carlin & McPartland LLP moved to withdraw, citing "an irreparable breakdown in the attorney-client relationship between the Firm and Campaign." Declaration on Patreon here.

On April 30, Delgado opposed:  full filing on Patreon here.

On May 2, Judge Parker asked for an ex parte (sealed) motion by May 7, "Defense counsel shall provide a copy of the declaration to a representative of Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. (the “Campaign”) and Messrs. Priebus and Spicer. Because the Campaign is an entity, it may not represent itself. See e.g., Cent. Harlem Cmty. (Dist. 10) v. City of New York, 2024 WL 1603463, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Mar. 8, 2024). Thus, if the motion to withdraw is granted, the Campaign will be at risk of default if it does not promptly obtain substitute counsel." Order on Patreon here

On May 8, Delgado filed a declaration including that "I have information and reason to believe that payments made to (a) Kasowitz Benson Torres LLP ($4.1 million from the Campaign to the firm, in a mere two month period immediately following the November 2020 election), and payments made to (b) Red Curve Solutions (which is not a legal entity or law firm, for “legal reimbursements” totaling millions of dollars in a short period of time), reflect legal services related to, and monetary settlements paid to, women who raised complaints of gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and sexual harassment -- complaints which are currently withheld from the Defendant-Campaign, despite" - full Declaration on Patreon here.

On May 13, Delgado's subpoena to Fox including about Jason Miller was quashed, 7 page Order on Patreon here

On May 16, Delgado filed a request including "Mr. Bannon is well known for hiding from process servers and is, per reports this week, headed to prison for four months. Plaintiff thus requests leave to be permitted to utilize all emails and materials authored by Bannon to be permitted, as well as leave under Rule 804(b)(1) to use Bannon’s depositions from any other matters, related to this case, given his unavailability." 7 page submission on Patreon here

Docketed on May 21, Delgado's motion to compel including "Plaintiff reached out to Mr. Trump’s counsel, Alina Habba, about such, on April 5, 2024. Plaintiff received no response. Plaintiff followed up again on the email, on May 16, 2024, and again received no response. The privilege log has multiple errors: It violates the S.D.N.Y. requirement that the relationship amongst the listed individuals should be described if not apparent; it withholds in full each and every one of the 145 entries (indicating a blanket approach); and multiple entries list no sender or recipient at all. (Additionally, the font size also makes the document very difficult to review and the log is not in any order, and certainly not chronological order.) “A party invoking the attorney-client privilege has the burden of showing, as to each allegedly privileged communication, that the communication was (1) between counsel and client, (2) intended to be and remained confidential, and (3) made for the purpose of providing or obtaining legal advice.” In re Chevron Corp., 749 FSupp2d 141, 164-65 (SDNY 2010) Mr. Trump’s log does not meet this burden. It is also well-established that one of the classic and highly common inadvertent waivers of attorney-client privilege are the copying of a non-party/non-attorney in the communications. As such, the majority of the items noted in the log do not, in fact, qualify for attorney-client privilege protection: NOTE: For ease of review, individuals who are NOT attorneys to the Defendant-Campaign and are also not staff-members of the Defendant-Campaign (i.e., are not part of the client), and thus likely create a waiver by virtue of inclusion, are in bold. #1: Cannot be withheld as privileged because not an email with client and because nonattorney/non-party is/are included. Email to Larry Rosen (attorney for the Campaign) from Eric Trump (works for Trump Org / not the Campaign), cc’ing Lara Trump (works at Giles Parscale – not the Campaign) and Alan Garten (an attorney for Trump Org and not part of the Campaign). #2: Cannot be withheld as privileged because non-attorney non-party is/are included. Email to Michael Glassner (Campaign COO) ( ) from Lara Trump (works for Giles Parscale – not the Campaign) ( , cc’ing Eric Trump (works for Trump Org - not the Campaign) ( ) and copying Alan Garten (an attorney for the Trump) - full 20 page filing on Patreon here

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  Inner City Press will continue to follow the case.

It is Delgado v. Donald J. Trump For President, Inc. et al., 19-cv-11764 (Torres / Parker) 


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