Trump Lawyer FBI Raid Threatens Attorney-Client Privilege

Attorney-client privilege in America is under siege.

News of President Trump’s long-time lawyer Michael Cohen’s office and hotel room were raided by the FBI is dominating the headlines.

Cohen is the subject of an apparent criminal investigation conducted by the U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of New York for apparent wire fraud, bank fraud, and campaign finance violations.

Federal investigators seized numerous items, among them, Cohen’s phone, records about his clients, and personal financial information.

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President Trump responded to the raid in several Tweets:

 

 

Hillary Clinton supporter and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz highlighted the double-standard and seriousness of the raid.

The Washington Examiner reports:

‘This may be an attempt to squeeze Cohen – he’s the lawyer, he’s the guy who knows all the facts about Donald Trump – and to get him to turn against his client,’ Dershowitz said in the clip.

‘This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.’

“If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America, jumping up and down,” he added.

“The deafening silence from the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling,” Dershowitz said.

 

Media personalities also expressed concerns about attorney-client privilege.

 

 

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