After President Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen’s office was raided yesterday, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz came on Sean Hannity’s show to discuss what this breach of privacy means for lawyer-client relations, reports Breitbart News.
First Hannity began by asking why the Russian collusion story that the media has been obsessing over and trying to frame the Trump administration for has now turned into a story about Trump’s lawyer paying off former adult film actress Stormy Daniels.
Dershowitz begins by saying that this does point out something interesting for the Russian collusion investigation, which is that Mueller and his team look like they are sticking to the Trump campaign/ Russia collusion/ obstruction of justice narrative of the story, and everything else will be handled by the southern district of New York.
Dershowitz notes on how the Stormy Daniels situation is pointing to a more dangerous time in general for the law:
“Look, this is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations. I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct. And now they say, just based on probable cause, even though there was cooperation with Cohen, they can burst into the office, grab all the computers, and then give it to another FBI agent, and say, ‘You’re the firewall. We want you now to read all these confidential communications, tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get.’ You know, if this were — the shoe were on the other foot, if this were Hillary Clinton being investigated, and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America jumping up and down. The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.”
Check out the interview here: