Former Dem Lawmaker Cautious On Cohen Raid: ‘Government Can Go Too Far’

Virginia Kruta Associate Editor
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Former Ohio state senator Nina Turner offered a surprising opinion on the FBI’s raid of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s personal attorney who is currently under investigation.

During a panel segment on CNN’s “State of the Union” with Jake Tapper, Turner said that she believed Americans should be “concerned” about the scope of the FBI’s raid on Cohen.

While Turner didn’t come out and say that she opposed the raid, she pointed out the fact that the government can occasionally take things too far. “Certainly, throughout the history of this country, especially where it comes to African-American folks, I mean, Black Panthers, Dr. King, Malcolm X, and other civil rights freedom fighters. You can see that sometimes the government can go too far in its effort and be skewed one way.”

Turner made it clear that she was not equating Cohen’s investigation with the abuses endured by African Americans in their fight for equal rights, but cautioned that the real issue at hand was not partisan. “We should have some concern for how this goes, even if it’s against somebody we don’t like or like – It’s not about like or dislike. It is about how we operate as a government.”

President Trump has been very critical of the FBI’s handling of the investigation, calling the raid of his office “an attack on this country” and tweeting about the death of attorney-client privilege.