Earlier this week, the FBI may have overreached their authority when they raided the office and home of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. They rifled through Cohen’s documents, files and emails looking for what many believe to be information concerning the payment of porn star Stormy Daniels.
I question the legality of the search due to the long honored and protected attorney-client privilege. It’s impossible for FBI agents to sort through Cohen’s records and emails without viewing private and privileged information.
Some fear that Trump’s anger over the FBI raid on his attorney could lead him to fire Mueller, so Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer is asking for Senate Republicans to pass a law that would protect Mueller from being fired.
(The Hill) – Senate Democratic Leader Charles Schumer (N.Y.) on Tuesday called on Senate GOP leaders to bring legislation to the floor that would protect special counsel Robert Mueller from being fired in the midst of heightened tension over his investigation into Russian election meddling.
Schumer called for new protections of Mueller hours after the FBI raided the Manhattan office of Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, enraging the president.
The Democratic leader warned that Mueller’s investigation must be allowed to proceed unimpeded to avoid a constitutional crisis.
He noted that there are several bipartisan bills to protect the special counsel.
“Let us take steps to protect the special counsel from political interference. We have several bipartisan bills designed to do just that. Majority Leader [Mitch] McConnell should bring them to the floor and let us debate them very soon,” Schumer said…
Jog your memory to just a few years ago when Barack Obama was in office. He hid behind his executive privilege and used it to protect others, but President Donald Trump has yet to use his executive privilege to protect himself or any of those close to him. Doesn’t that make it seem that Obama had plenty to hide but Trump doesn’t?