(National Sentinel) Hypocrisy: Noted constitutional expert and lawyer Alan Dershowitz said Monday the FBI’s raid against President Donald J. Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, marked a “dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.”
As noted by Fox News:
He said that federal agents confiscated many items from the office, and predicted that they included confidential documents and files pertaining to attorney-client privilege discussions with Trump.
Dershowitz said that Trump’s team, as well as Cohen, have thus far cooperated with the Robert Mueller-led probe into alleged Russian collusion.
The constitutional expert also noted that the American Civil Liberties Union is conspicuously silent over the raid and the legal issues it raises.
“If this were Hillary Clinton [having her lawyer’s office raided], the ACLU would be on every TV station in America jumping up and down,” he said. “The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.”
He also said it was now obvious that special counsel Robert Mueller has gone far beyond the parameters of alleged “collusion” between the Trump campaign and Russia, as evidenced in his interest in extraneous developments like Stormy Daniels and alleged campaign finance violations that he referred to the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of New York.
.@AlanDersh: [Michael Cohen] cooperated completely, and what did they get for it? A raid on the office with everything being taken. So this sends a powerful message that cooperation is not going to be rewarded by Mueller…” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/itLVl7kLwS
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 10, 2018