“What is more disturbing, the fact that in America client-attorney privilege is no longer respected, or the fact that the media is so corrupt it’s actually celebrating this gross violation of civil rights,” Twitter user.
Robert Mueller is responsible for the raid of Michael Cohen’s home, offices, and hotel room. The media is glorifying him as a noble man with an unimpeachable record. They are cheering the raid and this violation of civil rights. But they are not being honest and Professor Alan Dershowitz recently called them on it.
Prior to the raid, Alan Dershowitz described Robert Mueller for what he is, not what the media pretends he is.
“Well, I think Mueller is a zealot,” he said.
“I don’t think he cares whether he hurts Democrats or Republicans. But he’s a partisan and a zealot.”
Dershowitz added, “Those of us in Boston don’t have such a high regard for Mueller because we remember this story. The government had to pay out tens of millions of dollars because Whitey Bulger, the notorious mass murderer, became a government informer against the mafia.”
Mueller’s involvement in the Whitey Bulger case in Boston in the 1980s is a disgraceful chapter in U.S. law enforcement history. Mueller handled the case, in which four men were wrongfully found guilty of murder, while he was an assistant U.S. attorney. Two of the four innocent men died in prison.
Mueller covered up the truth and he has never been investigated.
He is also the man responsible for the miscarriage of justice in the Anthrax case as well which ended up costing taxpayers a lot of money.
A Very Dangerous Day for Lawyer-Client Relations
After the raid, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz warned Monday that special counsel Robert Mueller’s decision to raid President Trump’s personal lawyer’s office is an assault on the privileged lawyer-client relationship.
President Trump said the “attorney-client privilege is dead” and it likely is after this.
“This may be an attempt to squeeze Cohen,” he said. “He’s the lawyer, he’s the guy who knows all the facts about Donald Trump, and to get him to turn against his client.”
The Media Cheers
A perfect example of where the media cheerleaders are coming from can be seen in the left-wing publication Business Insider. They insist the Department of Justice had to go to extraordinary lengths in order to carry out the Cohen raid. Their view is shared by almost all of the media who are, according to polls, 90 percent opposed to everything the President does.
Business Insider says the raid is a big deal because it is bad news for Cohen.
Media cares little to nothing about the violation of civil rights and attorney-client privilege.
What Happened And Why
The FBI yesterday raided Cohen’s New York City office, his home, his hotel room and they seized his phone, computers, emails, tax documents, and business records, including his attorney-client privileged communications.
They seriously damaged him and his ability to continue earning a living in one fell swoop. It will affect other lawyers, all lawyers in the end.
The Washington Post, citing three unnamed sources, reported that Cohen is under investigation for bank fraud and violation of campaign election law. It appears to be tied to the Stormy Daniels case.
Mueller found something in his Russia-Trump probe and gave the U.S. attorney in far-left New York City the go-ahead. Rosenstein gave Mueller his approval to proceed.
What does it have to do with Russia? Nothing!
The raid was likely conducted under the premise that documents would be destroyed and the DoJ had no choice but to go this route. Yet, Cohen has turned over everything they asked for. He has done so quickly, unlike the FBI/DoJ which refuses to hand over documents per requests/subpoenas from Congress or FOIA.
The New York Times wrote that they did not believe the raid was directly tied to the Russia probe. But Cohen is Trump’s top personal attorney and they might be trying to squeeze him. No kidding.
Michael Cohen paid Stormy $130,000 to silence her. He said he took the money out of an equity loan. If he misled the bank, that could be illegal and that could be bank fraud. He wired the money to a dummy corporation in Delaware and it then went to Stormy. If he didn’t notify this as an election benefit, it is illegal according to campaign finance laws, but it is not a serious issue.
It is, however, unethical for a lawyer to pay a client’s bills which Cohen said he did in this case.
Why the Raid Is a Big Deal According to the Media
Ken White, a former federal prosecutor, explained for Reason why the raid was such a big deal.
One reason was because the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, which obtained the warrant, thought that not only was there enough evidence to obtain such a warrant but that there was enough to get a warrant of a lawyer’s office for their client communications, as investigators sought communications between Cohen and Trump.
“That’s a very fraught and extraordinary move that requires multiple levels of authorization within the Department of Justice,” he wrote, adding that federal agents “are only supposed to raid a law firm if less intrusive measures won’t work.”
Such a raid requires both high-level approval and an “elaborate review process.”
However, Americans heard about an allegedly “elaborate review process” in the case of Carter Page. They heard about it in the rushed initiation of a probe into the Trump campaign by the Obama administration. That is not reassuring to many of us.
Another reason the raid was important allegedly was because a federal magistrate judge signed off on the warrant. That means a judge found probable cause to believe that the locations subject to the raid contained specific evidence of a federal crime.
” … the Magistrate Judge knew that this would become one of the most scrutinized search warrant applications ever, and because the nature of the warrant of an attorney’s office is unusual, you can expect that the Magistrate Judge felt pretty confident that there was enough there,” White wrote.
What They Are Not Telling You
What they are not telling people is that the same judge who gave clearance for Preet Bahara to wiretap Trump Tower, Gregory Howard Woods III, is the same judge who gave the order to raid Michael Cohen’s offices, home, and hotel room. He was appointed by Barack Obama on the recommendation of Chuck Schumer.
It is being called historic but so was: the Obama administration’s unmasking and spying; Hillary Clinton’s use of a personal server to avoid FOIA; Hillary’s continual violation of national security; the Clinton Foundation pay-to-play operation;Obama’s nine violations of the Constitution; so was the immunity to all guilty parties in the email scandal; the overlooking of BleachBit and hammers taken to Hillary’s hard drives; all of Hillary’s lies about having turned over all of the emails; all the DoJ/FBI ties to Fusion GPS; the use of a Clinton gossip-dossier used to start the probe or is it the drunk Papadopoulos?; the fact almost no one gets fired at the DoJ/FBI, only McCabe managed to get fired; and the list goes on.
Not Deep State? Not So Fast!
Eric Columbus, a former Obama administration official who served in the Justice Department, noted to Business Insider that key actors involved with the warrant are all allegedly Trump appointees [turned out to not be true — Woods is not].
“It shows this is just about the polar opposite of a Deep State plot!” he said.
Not really. Unfortunately, Trump was very inexperienced at the time of the interviews and took advice from Never Trumpers and Democrats, probably in an effort to work with them.
One must not forget that the FBI is stonewalling on every issue and every document. What are they hiding?
Lest we forget, we must mention that Robert Mueller and James Comey are “brothers”, longtime friends. “Brothers-in-arms: the long friendship between Mueller and Comey”, the headline read on the front page of The Washington Post.
If this can happen to the President of the United States, who is the leader of the free world and very wealthy, what chance does any American have?
To conclude, does what is happening to President Trump mean that now if the authorities decide to investigate a citizen, they can keep changing the charge and the latitudes of the investigation any time they want to? Is that the new justice? Are fishing expeditions now okay?
Then there is the matter of cooperation with authorities. Who would cooperate with these dangerous authoritarians? Alan Dershowitz explains in this next clip that cooperation will not be rewarded. Why would anyone ever again cooperate with these people?
.@AlanDersh: [Michael Cohen] cooperated completely, and what did they get for it? A raid on the office with everything being taken. So this sends a powerful message that cooperation is not going to be rewarded by Mueller…” #Hannity pic.twitter.com/3Vd255VTGm
— Joel Fischer (@JFNYC1) April 10, 2018
Mueller might be tightening the screws to get the President to testify but Mueller’s team is likely intent on getting Trump on a perjury rap — in the least.
President Trump needs to increase the size of his legal team and he needs to either get John Dowd back or hire another powerful lead counsel.
Michael Cohen Raid https://t.co/qUk1C6hU1v
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) April 10, 2018