One of the most sacred and protected rights in the United States are the rights of privacy between a doctor and patient, priest/minister and confessioner, and between attorneys and their clients. Since Obama was in office, the doctor-patient privacy was blown out of the water with the federal gathering of medical records and histories via Obamacare.
It seems now that the attorney-client privilege may also be on the way out as the FBI raided the office of attorney Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. Supposedly, the FBI was only collecting documents, records and emails that pertain to the allege payoff of porn star Stormy Daniels but doesn’t that mean that the FBI agents involved will also be viewing other client information in the process?
(The Hill) – The FBI on Monday raided the office of President Trump‘s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, and seized emails, tax documents and records related to his payment to adult-film star Stormy Daniels.
Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said in a statement that federal prosecutors in Manhattan obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral “in part” from special counsel Robert Mueller. Ryan called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.”
The New York Times reported that the payment to Daniels is just one of “many topics” being looked at by the FBI.
Other seized documents include business records and communications between Cohen and Trump, but the raid does not appear to be directly connected to Mueller’s probe of Russian meddling in the 2016 election, according to The Times…
The one thing you have to say is the President Donald Trump has yet to exert hiss executive privilege to protect himself or those close to him. Obama wielded his executive privilege several times to protect himself and former Attorney General Eric Holder. Many believed that Obama had a lot to hide that he didn’t want known, but the opposite is true with Trump. He seems to have little to hide.