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0651, 10 Apr 18

Mueller Raids Trump’s Lawyer’s Office

This is outrageous.

Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to raid President Trump’s personal lawyer’s office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship.

Dershowitz said on Fox News that he believes the decision to raid Michael Cohen’s office would be a sign that Mueller is trying to turn Cohen against Trump.

“This may be an attempt to squeeze Cohen,” he said. “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.”

 “This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations,” he added.

Dershowitz, who has drawn the ire of Democrats for defending Trump, said Mueller’s move is also dangerous because it gives the FBI the option of deciding what information seized from Cohen to pursue.

“I tell [clients] on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct,” he said. “And now they say, just based on probable cause … they can burst into the office, grab all the computers, and then give it to another FBI agent and say, ‘You’re the firewall. We want you now to read all these confidential communications, tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get.'”


0651, 10 April 2018


  1. dad29

    Gee.  Where have we seen this ultra-aggressive personal-invasion prosecutorial conduct before?

    Where, o where, o where????…..

  2. jonnyv

    Apparently this raid is in regard to the 150K donation from Victor Pinchuk thru Cohen. And if that is the case we can hope that the FBI will work appropriately. But it a fine line to walk.

    But if Cohen did something illegal or facilitated something… too bad.

  3. Paul


  4. Le Roi du Nord


    Citation missing

  5. Paul

    For as many times as you’ve been owned here, you should be kissing the feet of every Republican for passing the 13th Amendment.

  6. dad29

    legal minds

    Actually, that is ONE ‘legal mind.’

    Which reminds me:  why didn’t the AG instruct Comey to raid Cheryl Mills’ office and home?

    Oh–that’s right!  The Great Legal Mind Hillary claimed attorney-client privilege.

    You probably forgot that, eh?

  7. Le Roi du Nord

    Actually dad, it is several.  But don’t let that small bit of fact overwhelm you.  And since Comey isn’t involved in this current kerfuffle it probably doesn’t matter.

  8. Pat


  9. Charlie Hillman

    This is fascinating political theatre. I assume it must be about more than Stormy.

    Normally one would imagine an opposition party initiating such action but this seems to be all Republicans.

    We’ll see if Trump has any friends left when he needs them.

  10. jjf

    Dad29, I thought it was more about what a judge will grant based on the eviddence than about what the client or their attorney might say.

  11. dad29

    Why yes, Foust!!  The prosecutors assemble evidence and present ALL of it to the judges, including all the exculpatory material.

    Yup.  Sure.

  12. dad29

    it is several

    Oh.  How many “Litman”s are in that story?  3?  8?  21?

    You can’t even read your own cites accurately.  Are you really Hillary in disguise?

  13. billphoto

    My un-named sources have confirmed the purpose of the raids, office, house, hotel, was to look for a dress with some unnamed DNA and cigars. Unconfirmed as of yet is a second warrant to search under the Resolute desk in the Oval Office for porn stars, playmates or interns.

    While I can understand how deranged these people are and there willingness go to any length to get “the Donald,” there must be some limit to how far they will go. Admittedly, Obama, with the weaponization of the IRS, NSA, FBI and DoJ, pushed well past what is legal but these Swamp Dwellers apparently know no boundaries. Time to prosecute them.

  14. Jason

    >How many “Litman”s are in that story? 3? 8? 21?

    Once you get the troll to clarify the number of “Litmans” maybe you can get him to point out exactly where this great legal mind actually disagreed with Dershowitz. My take on it was a lot of agreement and supporting information, not disagreement. Haha

  15. Le Roi du Nord

    dad, j:

    Well, there is Litman.  And Rosenstein.  And the un-named federal magistrate.  And whomever is in the chain of command that approved it.  Looks like you guys whiffed again.

  16. jjf

    So Dad29, after all that happens, then you can start the “Lock her up” chanting?

  17. dad29

    Rosenstein, the Great Legal Mind, eh?

    Federal Magistrate, a Great Legal Mind, eh?

    OK.  I give up.

  18. Le Roi du Nord

    Well, those two are certainly better legal minds than yours, so there is your answer.  Apology accepted.

  19. billphoto

    And, of course, the privileged information seized will never find its’ way to Mueller.  About time some of the lawless are perp walked, prosecuted and thrown in jail.

  20. Le Roi du Nord


    I agree.  And Cohen will probably make a deal to allow that to happen.  This is going to get interesting.

  21. Jason

    >Federal investigators specifically asked for all communications about the recording — which surfaced a month before the 2016 presidential election — that personal attorney Michael D. Cohen had with then-candidate Trump, as well as with his campaign aides.

    Yeah, great legal minds indeed. This proves that it’s all a witch hunt, plain as day. What a waste of tax payer money.

  22. billphoto

    When is the FBI going to raid Perkins Coie and BakerHostetler?  Using the same logic, that the lawyer/law firm was not performing attorney/client work so attorney client privilege does not apply, used to justify raiding Cohen’s office, house and hotel, they should be expecting pre-dawn raids any day.

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