Trump Fires A Shot Across Mueller’s Bow: Attorney Client Privilege Dead
President Donald Trump took aim at the ongoing investigation into his personal lawyer Michael Cohen in a Sunday morning tweet.
Attorney Client privilege is now a thing of the past. I have many (too many!) lawyers and they are probably wondering when their offices, and even homes, are going to be raided with everything, including their phones and computers, taken. All lawyers are deflated and concerned!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 15, 2018
Trump’s tweet follows a Monday FBI raid on Cohen’s office and hotel room made at the behest of the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York. The investigation was sparked by information uncovered by special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the 2016 presidential election.
The president has been irate with Mueller and his investigation since the raid, seeing it as a breach of his personal life and straying far outside his purview. Trump has been particularly incensed that his personal lawyer’s office was searched and decried it as a breach of attorney client privilege.