Last week, the unthinkable happened. The FBI conducted a raid on attorney Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney. They seized emails, documents, files and other items taken from Cohen’s home, office and apartment. Supposedly, they were only to collect evidence pertaining to specific matters, but the entire incident has created a huge collapse of the legal system.
Attorney’s are not allowed to violate the privileged information about their clients or what their clients have said in confidence. There is no way the FBI agents could have seized anything without violating the attorney – client privilege.
It is being reported that President Trump’s other attorneys have sent a letter to a US District Judge calling for the judge to throw out all evidence seized in the Cohen raid because it violates attorney – client privilege.
(The Washington Examiner) – President Trump’s attorneys want a federal judge to throw out all evidence seized in the raid on his personal attorney Michael Cohen’s home and office last week.
In a letter sent to U.S. District Judge Kimba Wood Sunday, Joanna Hendon said Trump is asking the judge to keep the government from using documents and other evidence seized in the raid because it may violate attorney-client privilege.
“The President objects to the government’s proposal to use a ‘taint team’ of prosecutors from the very Office that is investigating this matter to conduct the initial privilege review of documents seized from the President’s personal attorney, Michael D. Cohen,” Hendon writes. A “taint team” is a team of government lawyers who are not involved in the case that search through evidence to ensure no materials that would violate attorney-client privilege make their way into the case…
If any of the evidence obtained in the Cohen raid is allowed to be used in court or if anything is leaked to the media, it will set the precedent of destroying attorney – client privilege from here on out, causing millions of people, even law-abiding citizens to stop using attorneys for many important things. It will destroy the entire legal system in America.