On Monday, the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. Trump was absolutely livid that his “fixer” was targeted on a tip from Special Counsel Robert Mueller and lashed out both on camera and on Twitter. According to Trump, the FBI “broke into” his attorney’s office with their warrants and the raid means “attorney-client privilege is dead. On Tuesday morning, his whining about shit he doesn’t understand, lead to Kellyanne Conway’s husband, George, schooling the president of the United States.
After Trump tweeted about attorney-client privilege being dead, Conway tweeted a link explaining how law enforcement agencies obtain search warrants:
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 10, 2018
According to Conway’s source (the deep state Justice Department), the law states,”there are occasions when effective law enforcement may require the issuance of a search warrant for the premises of an attorney who is a subject of an investigation, and who also is or may be engaged in the practice of law on behalf of clients.” In other words, Cohen is the subject of a criminal investigation and that’s why he’s been targeted. Not because he is an innocent little flower.
As it relates to attorney-client privilege, the law states,”the affidavit in support of the search warrant may attach any written instructions or, at a minimum, should generally state the government’s intention to employ procedures designed to ensure that attorney-client privileges are not violated.” Or, as a thinking human being would conclude: Attorney-client privilege is very much alive.
This isn’t the first time George Conway has trolled Donald Trump. In fact, at the end of March, he called Trump’s discussions about pardoning two ex-aides “flabberghasting.” He’s called the ignorance about a trade war “absurd” and he has shared stories about the Stormy Daniels affair. It’s hard to imagine his frequent criticisms of the president go over very well in his house, especially considering his wife is Trump’s most vocal supporter.
Never change, George.