The US Attorney for Manhattan, who works for the Justice Department, at instigation of the Special Counsel, seizes privileged communications between Donald Trump’s personal attorney and the President?
Attorney/client communications are “ privileged” under the law to encourage candor between the two. Now even the President doesn’t get attorney/client confidentiality from his own Justice Department? Huh?
The search is not directly related to Mueller’s Russia probe, though the referral was likely made based on other information that had been provided to the special counsel, according to The Times.
Cohen, who is one of President Trump’s most dogged supporters, has turned over thousands of documents related to the Russia investigation. Mueller has dug into Cohen’s work on various Trump real estate deals.
“These government tactics are also wrong because Mr. Cohen has cooperated completely with all government entities, including providing thousands of non-privileged documents to the Congress and sitting for depositions under oath,” said Ryan.