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Dershowitz Slams ‘Dangerous’ FBI Raid: ‘If This Were Hillary Clinton, the ACLU Would Be Jumping Up and Down’

Alan Dershowitz warned that the FBI raid of the office of longtime Trump lawyer Michael Cohen will have a chilling effect on lawyer-client relations.

The Harvard law professor cautioned that the federal search and seizure of Cohen’s property on Monday marked a “dangerous day” for the future.

“This may be an attempt to squeeze Cohen — he’s the lawyer, he’s the guy who knows all of the facts about Donald Trump — to get him to turn against his client,” Dershowitz told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Monday. “This is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.”

The Manhattan offices of the president’s lawyer, who paid $130,000 to adult film actress Stormy Daniels before the 2016 election, were stormed by the FBI Monday after obtaining a warrant based on a referral from Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

The raid was executed, and various records seized, even though the raid was not directly related to Mueller’s Russia probe of alleged Russian collusion.

“I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct,” Dershowitz told Hannity.

“And now they say, just based on probable cause…they can burst into the office, grab all of the computers, and then give it to another FBI agent and say, ‘you’re the firewall, we want you now to read all of these confidential communications [and] tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get,’” he continued.

The Constitutional and criminal law scholar noted that Cohen, who has up until now cooperated with the Mueller-led probe, was rewarded for that cooperation with an unwelcome visit from federal agents.

“Trump’s lawyers cooperated completely. Cohen cooperated completely, and what did they get for it? A raid on the office with everything being taken,” Dershowitz said. “So this sends a powerful message that cooperation is not going to be rewarded by Mueller.”

Dershowitz argued that defenders of civil liberties would be up in arms if Hillary Clinton’s lawyers had been treated the same way as Trump’s personal attorney.

“If this were Hillary Clinton, the ACLU would be on every TV station in America jumping up and down,” Dershowitz said, referring to the American Civil Liberties Union.

“The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling,” he added.

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13 Comments

13 Comments

  1. S. Christen

    April 10, 2018 at 11:43 pm

    As POTUS has stated, many times before, this is a deep state witch hunt, and as regards the Clintons, “The fix is in”.

  2. Linda Sanders

    April 10, 2018 at 11:58 pm

    Time for Mueller to go! He has once again overstepped his bounds.

  3. Cindy Tubbs

    April 11, 2018 at 12:01 am

    How much was Mueller and the swamp FBI paid by Soros?? Time to take Soros out of the swamp. He’s here illegally and should be deported. President Trump is getting too close to shut down the Deep State and the Deep State can’t comprehend this stunt could backfire with Mueller in prison. He should have been indicted long ago. Patriots need to start retaliating because in the end, President Trump will still be president and I can assure you Mueller, Traitor Rosenstein, and mushy mush Sessions will be out of a job and Mueller and possibly Rossenstein in prison.
    Its time the Deep State and their communistic ideas be exposed to all the world. Main Media fined for false reporting. Patriots are all standing by Mr.Trump and will fight to victory.

    • paulette

      April 11, 2018 at 2:33 am

      @CINDY,I TOTALLY AGREE AND ALL TRUMP SUPPORTERS NEED TO START SCREAMING FROM THE ROOF TOPS ENOUGH IS ENOUGH,THIS NEEDS TO STOP,IF MUELLER COULD DO THIS TO THE PRESIDENT,WE ARE DONE WITH LAWYER CONFIDENTIALITY,THIS IS SUCH BS

  4. jud

    April 11, 2018 at 12:59 am

    aclu has NO common sense or boundrys

  5. DissappointedWilliam

    April 11, 2018 at 1:08 am

    Reminds me of what was taking place in the late 1930’s in Germany!! No ‘GCLU’ did anything about that either and look at what happened!! Everything that is happening in America in the last decade, mirrors what brought Hitler and the NAZI party into power in Germany and look what happened there!! You Americans better watch out!! Don’t let history repeat itself in America!! MAGA and take down the Nazi wannabees!!!(also known as the libtards)!!!

    • paulette

      April 11, 2018 at 2:34 am

      @DISSAPOINTED,AMEN TO THAT WE NEED TO BE SCREAMING FROM THE ROOF TOPS

  6. paulette

    April 11, 2018 at 2:30 am

    EVERY TRUMP SUPPORTER SHOULD BE SCREAMING AT THE TOP OF THEY’RE LUNGS ABOUT THIS AND DEMAND THIS STOP

  7. Phillip

    April 11, 2018 at 3:17 am

    Dershowitz thinks Mueller is a good man I guess. Wasn’t he the FBI director when banks, including Comeys bank was laundering drug cartel money? Or how about hand delivering the Uranium 1 deal to Russia.
    This nation is so lost!
    Come on America these people including dershowitz are not trustworty if they refuse to say Mueller is pathetically corrupt.

  8. Larry S. Buchanan Jr.

    April 11, 2018 at 6:42 am

    Soros has experience dealing with Nazis. The man is an abomination.

  9. Nancy Korb

    April 11, 2018 at 6:44 am

    None of these things are any less illegal. What Mueller and the dem/libs and the FBI committed a crime in an effort to make sure they showed us that they could. It is against our constitutional law and it needs to go before the Supreme Court, and each attorney involved, including Mueller needs to be reported to their BARRE ASSOCIATION. One cannot commit a crime to try and find evidence of another.

  10. Helge Poulsen

    April 11, 2018 at 6:57 am

    Mueller has lost credibility long ago,because he is clearly in the pocket of the Democratic Party and part of that party’s hate campaign.There is only one good response to all their evilminded activities.Let then suffer a second defeat in 2020.

  11. Bonnie

    April 11, 2018 at 7:23 am

    Where’s our Constitution law regarding entering without a warrant signed by a Judge specifying exactly what they search for…nothing more? See how they’re getting people used to the idea? Just like they did in Germany, Russia and China…The Guinness Book of World Records says Russia and China were the greatest mass murderers of our time. Pathetic…

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