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originally posted by: Lumenari
ATS is already discussing the raid that happened earlier today, to wit;
The FBI raided the office of Michael Cohen, Donald Trump's personal attorney, CBS News' Pat Milton confirms. They seized materials and documents from his office including content related to his payments to porn actress Stormy Daniels, also known as Stephanie Clifford, the New York Times reports.
A person familiar with the matter confirmed that law enforcement agents conducted searches Monday at his New York office and the New York residence of President Trump's long-time attorney, seizing documents and other material. A court warrant authorizing the raid was obtained. It is unclear what investigation the raid stems from.
Cohen's attorney, Stephen Ryan, released a statement confirming the search, saying, "Today the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York executed a series of search warrants and seized the privileged communications between my client, Michael Cohen, and his clients. I have been advised by federal prosecutors that the New York action is, in part, a referral by the Office of Special Counsel, Robert Mueller." According to a knowledgeable official, the information used in Monday's raid originated with the special counsel but is a separate inquiry, CBS News' Andres Triay reports.
So... Robert Mueller found that even he couldn't justify how far out of the scope of his investigation he needs to look to find something, ANYTHING to keep relevant. So he referred the raid to the US Attorney's Office for the Southern District of New York because the payment to Stormy Daniels "didn't smell right".
A question to ATS... this all happened while Trump was a private citizen. So attorney-client privilege should not exist for Trump because... he's orange and he doesn't believe in the "right" kind of politics?
Where do we go from here? Due process doesn't seem to mean anything anymore. The rule of law doesn't apply to this Trump witch hunt?
by sending fbi into his private attorneys office to fish for data on some washed out old stripper that supposedly the pres had dealings with a decade ago
originally posted by: proteus33
a reply to: soberbacchus
NO my beef as you calling it , is the dangerous precedent it sets by saying if fbi wants dirt on you