After Michael Cohen’s offices were raided by the FBI, in an attempt to fish out vague evidence on him, there are now court filings flying all over the place! Cohen’s lawyers are ready for the battle!
Cohen, is the personal attorney to the President of the United States of America. This means the personal records will be fished through by a low-level FBI agent.
Cohen’s lawyer’s are now involved! Game ON!
No way are they going to let just anyone view the Cohen documents! The President’s attorney is lawyered up and ready to take on the shady Mueller team!
The Cohen team is ready to safe-guard the information. Basically, during the raid – they took EVERYTHING.
The Washington Examiner reports:
The lawyers for Michael Cohen, the personal lawyer for President Trump, complained in a new court filing that the FBI’s raid of Cohen’s office were “completely unprecedented,” and called for a ‘special master‘ to review the seized materials to determine if any are protected by attorney-client privilege.
“To the extent it bears repeating, federal prosecutors have seized the data and files of the personal attorney of the President of the United States. This is completely unprecedented,” they said in a court filing to Manhattan federal court. They said federal investigators “took everything.”
“This is perhaps the most highly publicized search warrant in the history of recent American criminal jurisprudence. It is paramount that the review of Mr. Cohen’s data and documents be handled in such a way as to eliminate, as much as possible, even the ‘appearance of unfairness,'” the court filing said. It added that the seizure was “an operation disquieting to lawyers, clients, citizens, and commentators alike.”
Every American should be startled about the raid.
No matter which side of the aisle you are on, the Fourth Amendment has clearly been breached. This means that your client/attorney privilege can easily be revoked. If the President of the United States cannot be protected against this type of coercion, who else would be protected?
Not to mention, clergy confidentiality. Also, physician confidentiality and even spouses not testifying against one another. How will THAT be protected going into the future if attorney/client confidentiality cannot be safeguarded?
Cornell Law states the following: “The Fourth Amendment originally enforced the notion that “each man’s home is his castle”, secure from unreasonable searches and seizures of property by the government. It protects against arbitrary arrests, and is the basis of the law regarding search warrants, stop-and-frisk, safety inspections, wiretaps, and other forms of surveillance, as well as being central to many other criminal law topics and to privacy law.”