Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz made a great point tonight on Sean Hannity that Robert Mueller’s decision to raid President Trump’s personal lawyer’s office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship.
“This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.” – Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz
DERSHOWITZ CONTINUED: I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor all the time that what you tell me is sacrosanct. And now they say, just based on probable cause, even though they know there was cooperation, with Cohen. They can burst into an office grab all the computers. Then give it to another FBI agent and say, You’re the firewall. We want you to now read all these confidential communications. Tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get.
DERSHOWITZ CALLS OUT THE MEDIA AND THE ACLU:
You know, if the shoe were on the other foot, if this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went in 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 appalling.
MAKE A JUDGE DECIDE:
Dershowitz recommended that Trump make a motion in court to take Cohen’s materials away from the FBI and make a judge decide what evidence can be used and which cannot.
THIS WILL BACKFIRE:
The famed law professor said Mueller’s move will only convince more people not to cooperate and said he believes Mueller has “lost perspective” in the case.