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Staged conflict.
 

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...or feeding out the rope?

Remember, in a sting you always have the mark think they are winning and in control until the very last second. Could this be a big game?
 

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Don’t worry, Q put out the wet work order.
 

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I wana know if section's is just getting laid by the storm and just appeasing her. What a fiasco....."somebody got jiggy and I am going to define this moral turpitude." F me running this three ring circus was worth the price of admission.
 

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Cohen is one of the nastiest Jews I've seen, but maybe that's why they get hired.
 

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New York Times - the home and soon to be burial ground for left libtard fake news offers the following article, Do note that NEVER once is D. Trump referred to as President Trump, rather he is called Mr. Trump....talk about living in denial!

NYT formatting sucks so paragraphs are probably screwed up.

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/04/09/...-of-trumps-longtime-lawyer-michael-cohen.html

WASHINGTON — The F.B.I. raided the Rockefeller Center office and Park Avenue hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday morning, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including a payment to a pornographic film actress.

Mr. Trump, in an extraordinarily angry response, lashed out hours later at what a person briefed on the matter said was an investigation into possible bank fraud by Mr. Cohen. Mr. Trump accused his own Justice Department of perpetrating a “witch hunt” and asserted that the F.B.I. “broke in to” Mr. Cohen’s office.

The president, who spoke at the White House before meeting with senior military commanders about a potential missile strike on Syria, called the F.B.I. raid a “disgraceful situation” and an “attack on our country in a true sense.”
It is not clear how the F.B.I. entered Mr. Cohen’s office, but agents had a search warrant and typically would have presented it to office personnel to be let in. The documents identified in the warrant date back years, according to a person briefed on the search.
The prosecutors obtained the search warrant after receiving a referral from the special counsel in the Russia investigation, Robert S. Mueller III, according to Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, who called the search “completely inappropriate and unnecessary.” The search does not appear to be directly related to Mr. Mueller’s investigation, but most likely resulted from information that he had uncovered and gave to prosecutors in New York.

In his tirade against the F.B.I., Mr. Trump mused about the possibility that he might soon fire Mr. Mueller. Last June, the president vented internally about wanting to fire Mr. Mueller, but was talked out of it. “We’ll see what may happen,” Mr. Trump said Monday. “Many people have said you should fire him.”

The president once again railed against Jeff Sessions, the attorney general, for recusing himself in the Russia inquiry, and blasted the F.B.I. for failing to investigate Hillary Clinton, “where there are crimes.” He criticized Rod J. Rosenstein, the deputy attorney general, who is overseeing the Russia investigation, and called Mr. Mueller’s team “the most biased group of people,” who he said were mostly Democrats and some Republicans who had worked for President Barack Obama. “That is really now on a whole new level of unfairness,” Mr. Trump said.

Mr. Cohen’s lawyer, Stephen Ryan, confirmed the raids. “Today, the U.S. 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,” Mr. Ryan said. “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.” Mr. Sessions appointed the United States attorney for the Southern District, Geoffrey S. Berman, only in January. Mr. Berman is a former law partner of Rudolph W. Giuliani, a former New York mayor and a supporter of Mr. Trump.

The payment to the pornographic film actress, Stephanie Clifford, who is known as Stormy Daniels, is only one of many topics being investigated, according to a person briefed on the search. The F.B.I. also seized emails, tax documents and business records, the person said. Agents raided space Mr. Cohen uses in the Rockefeller Center office of the law firm Squire Patton Boggs, as well as a room Mr. Cohen is staying in at the Loews Regency Hotel on Park Avenue while his apartment is under renovation, the person said.

To obtain a search warrant, prosecutors must convince a federal judge that agents are likely to discover evidence of criminal activity.
The searches are a significant intrusion by prosecutors into the dealings of one of Mr. Trump’s closest confidants, and they pose a dilemma for Mr. Trump. He has dismissed Mr. Mueller’s investigation as a “witch hunt,” but these warrants were obtained by an unrelated group of prosecutors. The searches required prior consultation with senior members of Mr. Trump’s own Justice Department.Mr. Trump and Mr. Cohen, however, regarded the searches as an effort by Mr. Mueller to use New York’s prosecutors as his proxy, according to two people close to the men.

The searches open a new front for the Justice Department in its scrutiny of Mr. Trump and his associates: His longtime lawyer is being investigated in Manhattan; his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, is facing scrutiny by prosecutors in Brooklyn; his former campaign chairman is under indictment; his former national security adviser has pleaded guilty to lying; and a pair of former campaign aides are cooperating with Mr. Mueller. Mr. Mueller, meanwhile, wants to interview Mr. Trump about possible obstruction of justice.

It is not clear what Mr. Mueller saw that made him refer the matter to other prosecutors. But the searches show that Mr. Mueller does not believe that he has the authority to investigate all manner of allegations against everyone in Mr. Trump’s orbit. That is significant because lawyers for Paul Manafort, a campaign chairman for Mr. Trump who was indicted on money laundering, tax and foreign lobbying charges, have challenged Mr. Mueller’s mandate as overly broad.

Mr. Cohen is a longtime lawyer and fixer who, in a decade at Mr. Trump’s side, has served as a reliable attack dog against real or perceived threats to him. His activities have been scrutinized as part of Mr. Mueller’s investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.
Mr. Cohen recently paid $130,000 to Ms. Clifford, who said she had a sexual encounter with Mr. Trump. Ms. Clifford has said she was paid before the 2016 election to buy her silence. She is challenging a nondisclosure agreement she signed barring her from discussing the matter.
The search is an aggressive move for the Justice Department, which normally relies on grand jury subpoenas to obtain records from people who are represented by lawyers and are cooperating with authorities. Search warrants are more often used in cases in which prosecutors do not trust people to preserve or turn over the records themselves. Justice Department rules require prosecutors to first consider less intrusive alternatives before seeking records from lawyers.
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Trump should've fired Meuller's ass long ago and thrown Sessions under the earliest bus he could get. Also time to shut down the FBI and make New York state and city government suffer...
 

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Judges have been known to be quite wrong and quite corrupt too. So throw da judge under a bus too just for good measure and as a warning to his corrupt cronies.

Oh! Driving by the county line porn shop they were featuring Stormy Daniels dvds!

Mueller has no where else to go now. He either produces evidence against Trump or he's getting booted to the curb, face first I can't believe Trump is such an idiot as to believe he could buy off a whore as they are the very definition of indiscretion.
 

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Judges have been known to be quite wrong and quite corrupt too. So throw da judge under a bus too just for good measure and as a warning to his corrupt cronies.

Oh! Driving by the county line porn shop they were featuring Stormy Daniels dvds!

Mueller has no where else to go now. He either produces evidence against Trump or he's getting booted to the curb, face first I can't believe Trump is such an idiot as to believe he could buy off a whore as they are the very definition of indiscretion.
Trump isn't that stupid. Don't believe everything you read on the internet lest you be fooled time and time again
 

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Judges have been known to be quite wrong and quite corrupt too. So throw da judge under a bus too just for good measure and as a warning to his corrupt cronies.

Oh! Driving by the county line porn shop they were featuring Stormy Daniels dvds!

Mueller has no where else to go now. He either produces evidence against Trump or he's getting booted to the curb, face first I can't believe Trump is such an idiot as to believe he could buy off a whore as they are the very definition of indiscretion.
I have never failed to be amazed at people's lousy taste in women like this; her prime was over at 25 or so. The porn palaces are disgusting; compare that porn swill with the better "actresses" from Europe. BTW judges are big porn hounds probably why Scotus judge Kennedy decided to ok the lesbian/gay marriage thing, he probably watches.... Just a hunch. The US produces over 60% of worldwide porn.
 

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I have never failed to be amazed at people's lousy taste in women like this; her prime was over at 25 or so. The porn palaces are disgusting; compare that porn swill with the better "actresses" from Europe. BTW judges are big porn hounds probably why Scotus judge Kennedy decided to ok the lesbian/gay marriage thing, he probably watches.... Just a hunch. The US produces over 60% of worldwide porn.
Porn is boring
 

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Plus, the actors/actresses would be blithering idiots, gross people if you met them in real life. And they get to have the fun and paid for it while the simpering voyeurs jerk off like morons?
 

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The US attorney behind Michael Cohen raid was appointed by Trump, gave $5400 to the President and was the law partner of Donald's pal Rudy Giuliani

  • Geoffrey S. Berman, the US Attorney for the Southern District of New York, is behind the investigation into Michael Cohen
  • Berman was appointed by President Trump, donated $5400 to his campaign and was a law partner at the same firm as Rudy Giuliani
  • He launched his investigation into Cohen after receiving information that special prosecutor Robert Mueller came across during his investigation
  • Berman, 58, was appointed to his post on an interim basis back on January 3 and previously served as an assistant attorney for the district from 1990 to 94


Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-5599229/US-attorney-Michael-Cohen-raid-appointed-Trump-gave-5400-President.html#ixzz5CHdEiBlO
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key point here,

a judge signed off on this
Supposedly the second in command at the FBI signed off on this raid. FBI payback or true law enforcement?

If the target is other than Trump why didn’t the FBI give him a heads up right before the raid?

Raiding a lawyers office is very dicey since most of what you net is privileged information. The FBI now needs to prove any case was built without using such information. That’s a mighty difficult task.

Add to the fact that the FBI needs to safeguard any information they seized that is not related. I can see another client getting a restraining order against the FBI from another judge because of the FBI’s well documented history of leaking information to the press by upper echelon employees. This might well turn against the FBI.
 

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old,

been wondering if it is a strategy employed by many lawyers,

give up some of the grail, to protect the holy grail

fruit of the poisoned tree ie cannot be used against anyone for anything, no matter what is in there

and after more than a year, the boy should have well known not to keep anything of use in place ala clintonista, delete, delete, delete
 

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Raiding a lawyers office is very dicey since most of what you net is privileged information. The FBI now needs to prove any case was built without using such information. That’s a mighty difficult task.
Nothing a little 'parallel construction' won't fix. This is what they do.

Yes, it may be a bit more difficult but they are paid twice the going rate and their budget and timetable are infinite. By any definition a dream job.

If they can get rid of Trump in the process it's a wet dream job.
 

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Getting Trump to go full military industrial complex on Syria is going to take some serious blackmail material ...thus the reason for the raid.

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Bad joo joo.
Raiding an attorneys office.
A crime has to have been committed.
As in already.
And a big one.
And none of the " affair " crap. Enough already.
Who cares about all of that stuff ?
Yep....smells weird this does...


Not " we think you might have done something bad " crap ,
Unless Pelosi mentality isn everywhere now.

Sumtin weally beeg is up.
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There is already too much privacy, the cult of personality, of individuality. Shady actors want to keep stuff hidden. It's time that all the conspiracy and criminality of the insiders got exposed to the full light of the sun. "You can't take the truth". Bull $hit! The only people who can't take the truth are the politically correct, the criminals and the weak minded.

The reality of confidentiality is pervasive, accountants, lawyers, priests and minister generally keep their secrets unless there is a lot of $$$ at stake. What do you bet the kike Cohen cracks like a sick egg??
 

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@Krag while I agree that an innocent man should have nothing to hide the problem is that with all the conflicting laws and regulations we have on the books, not to mention volumes of undecipherable case law, all it takes is time and anyone can be found guilty of something. worst yet, they use your tax dollars to do it. If the government wants you guilty of something they will eventually find some obscure unconstitutional law you passively violated due to ignorance and that is only the beginning of your nightmare.
 

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The Dershmeister weighs in, big time!

Justice Department violated Michael Cohen's constitutional rights just by seizing his records, Alan Dershowitz tells DailyMail.com – hours before Harvard law professor has dinner with Trump
  • Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will have dinner Tuesday at the White House with President Donald Trump
  • He tells DailyMail.com that the Department of Justice violated Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's rights when it seized his documents on Monday
  • The government will set up a team of agents and lawyers to review the material to make sure prosecutors don't see anything 'privileged'
  • That could include documents covered by the sanctity of an attorney-client relationship, whose mere presence in prosecutors' hands could 'taint' a case
  • But since those 'taint teams' are made up of government agents, Dershowitz says the DOJ already has them – which is unconstitutional
  • UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman says the system works well and there's 'absolutely no cheating' because the stakes are so high
  • Dershowitz also claimed Monday that if Trump were a Democrat, the American Civil Liberties Union would be protesting the search of his lawyer's office
PUBLISHED: 18:05 EDT, 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:26 EDT, 10 April 2018

A famed Harvard legal scholar is raising concerns about the Justice Department's ability to responsibly handle some documents seized Monday from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's offices.

Among the scooped-up papers, and lurking on phones and hard drives, is likely to be a cache of material that's covered by attorney-client privilege.
Prosecutors are not permitted access to those files, and the DOJ's standard practice is to set up a 'taint team' – a group of agents and lawyers not connected to the Cohen case or the special counsel probe into all things Russia – to decide what they can see.

But 'taint teams don't work,' Alan Dershowitz told DailyMail.com on Tuesday, because seizing the material in the first place was a violation of Cohen's constitutional rights – even if it's never used in court.

Dershowitz was at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in advance of a dinner appointment with the president, according to two officials.


Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday that the Justice Department violated the rights of Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen when the FBI seized his files on Monday, because of constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and guaranteeing the assistance of legal counsel


President Donald Trump invited Dershowitz to dinner on Tuesday at the White House, according to two sources there


Cohen is reportedly under investigation for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to Trump in 2016 by giving the future president's former mistress hush money in order to help him win the White House, and for bank fraud related to his withdrawal of the payoff funds from his home equity line of credit

He said it's 'rare' for federal law enforcement to serve a no-knock search warrant on an attorney in a case as high-profile as the one now swirling around the White House.

But the investigative firewalls between FBI strike teams and prosecutors are 'not so uncommon,' UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman told DailyMail.com.

He said such teams are assembled 'several times a year' at the federal level, citing the 1993 civil rights trial of four Los Angeles police officers who were caught on camera physically attacking Rodney King, an African-American taxi driver.


UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman, no fan of Dershowitz, says 'taint teams' work well and there's 'absolutely no cheating' because the stakes are so high

Although the officers were acquitted in a California courtroom, the federal government won civil rights convictions against two of them.
But the Justice Department prosecutors in the second case weren't permitted to see anything related to the earlier criminal trial, Litman explained.
As a practical matter, he insisted, taint teams do their jobs well.

'I've experienced it,' he said 'There's absolutely no cheating, certainly at the federal level. The consequences are too severe.'
Litman called the Justice Department 'ultra-hyper-vigilant, even paranoid, about this precise issue.'

But for Dershowitz, who helped win a murder acquittal for O.J. Simpson and succeeded in overturning the attempted murder conviction of Claus von Bülow, the constitutional issues are more important than the DOJ's trustworthiness – and bigger than the presidency.
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Dershowitz said Monday night in a Fox News Channel interview that it had been 'a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.'
The concept of assembling a taint team, he said, revolves around the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from being forced to incriminate themselves.

So when the team sifts through Cohen's documents, hard drives and memory sticks, it will be searching for protected material that should be kept private.

But the Fourth Amendment prohibits 'unreasonable' searches and seizures by the government – a description that could apply to scooping up communications between a lawyer and his client, except in extreme circumstances.

And the Sixth Amendment guarantees Americans the right to 'the assistance of counsel' for courtroom defense, meaning no government can interfere with that relationship.

Dershowitz told DailyMail.com that 'if the government improperly seizes private or privileged material, the violation has already occurred, even if the government never uses them.'

'Remember who comprises the firewall and taint teams,' he explained, quoting in an email from what he said was a forthcoming column. It's 'other FBI agents, prosecutors and government officials who have no right under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, even to see private or confidential materials, regardless whether it is ever used against a defendant.'

Ultimately, Dershowitz's beef may be with whichever federal judge green-lighted the DOJ's request for a search warrant covering the places where Cohen lives and works.

It's likely that the agency convinced the jurist that Cohen had documents showing evidence of a crime. But even so, the Harvard professor said, those documents could have been privately subpoenaed.

He compared Monday's document dragnet to government surveillance of a confession heard by a priest, a patient's discussion with her doctor, or a husband and wife talking about their sex life.

'The government simply has no right to this material,' he said.

Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyer Barry Pollack told the Associated Press on Tuesday that it is 'extremely rare' for authorities to conduct searches in lawyers' offices.

Such a search warrant is a measure of last resort because of problems posed by the attorney-client privilege, according to the Justice Department's manual for federal prosecutors.

Trump on FBI raiding Michael Cohen: It's a total witch hunt

'Only if they have considered other means for obtaining the evidence they are seeking and have decided that other means are not going to be effective,' said Pollack, a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After prosecutors decided they needed a warrant, they still had to get authorization from the top federal prosecutor in New York or a high-ranking Justice Department official. Prosecutors also had to confer with the department's criminal division, according to the rules.
Still, Dershowitz said Monday night in a Fox News Channel interview that it had been 'a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.'
'If this were Hillary Clinton [having her lawyer's office raided], the ACLU would be on every TV station in America jumping up and down,' he protested.

'The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.'

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/art...hts-just-seizing-records-says-Dershowitz.html
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Trump isn't that stupid. Don't believe everything you read on the internet lest you be fooled time and time again
Just looking at other angles. Good to keep an eye on the opposition. Good to keep an eye on Trump too. With all the smoke and mirrors it's a little challenging keeping up with the game.
 

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Just looking at other angles. Good to keep an eye on the opposition. Good to keep an eye on Trump too. With all the smoke and mirrors it's a little challenging keeping up with the game.
I hear ya!
 

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The retaliation is going to be beautiful.


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The Dershmeister weighs in, big time!

Justice Department violated Michael Cohen's constitutional rights just by seizing his records, Alan Dershowitz tells DailyMail.com – hours before Harvard law professor has dinner with Trump
  • Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will have dinner Tuesday at the White House with President Donald Trump
  • He tells DailyMail.com that the Department of Justice violated Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's rights when it seized his documents on Monday
  • The government will set up a team of agents and lawyers to review the material to make sure prosecutors don't see anything 'privileged'
  • That could include documents covered by the sanctity of an attorney-client relationship, whose mere presence in prosecutors' hands could 'taint' a case
  • But since those 'taint teams' are made up of government agents, Dershowitz says the DOJ already has them – which is unconstitutional
  • UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman says the system works well and there's 'absolutely no cheating' because the stakes are so high
  • Dershowitz also claimed Monday that if Trump were a Democrat, the American Civil Liberties Union would be protesting the search of his lawyer's office
PUBLISHED: 18:05 EDT, 10 April 2018 | UPDATED: 18:26 EDT, 10 April 2018

A famed Harvard legal scholar is raising concerns about the Justice Department's ability to responsibly handle some documents seized Monday from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's offices.

Among the scooped-up papers, and lurking on phones and hard drives, is likely to be a cache of material that's covered by attorney-client privilege.
Prosecutors are not permitted access to those files, and the DOJ's standard practice is to set up a 'taint team' – a group of agents and lawyers not connected to the Cohen case or the special counsel probe into all things Russia – to decide what they can see.

But 'taint teams don't work,' Alan Dershowitz told DailyMail.com on Tuesday, because seizing the material in the first place was a violation of Cohen's constitutional rights – even if it's never used in court.

Dershowitz was at the White House on Tuesday afternoon in advance of a dinner appointment with the president, according to two officials.


Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday that the Justice Department violated the rights of Donald Trump's lawyer Michael Cohen when the FBI seized his files on Monday, because of constitutional protections against unreasonable searches and guaranteeing the assistance of legal counsel


President Donald Trump invited Dershowitz to dinner on Tuesday at the White House, according to two sources there


Cohen is reportedly under investigation for allegedly making illegal campaign contributions to Trump in 2016 by giving the future president's former mistress hush money in order to help him win the White House, and for bank fraud related to his withdrawal of the payoff funds from his home equity line of credit

He said it's 'rare' for federal law enforcement to serve a no-knock search warrant on an attorney in a case as high-profile as the one now swirling around the White House.

But the investigative firewalls between FBI strike teams and prosecutors are 'not so uncommon,' UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman told DailyMail.com.

He said such teams are assembled 'several times a year' at the federal level, citing the 1993 civil rights trial of four Los Angeles police officers who were caught on camera physically attacking Rodney King, an African-American taxi driver.


UCLA Law School professor Harry Litman, no fan of Dershowitz, says 'taint teams' work well and there's 'absolutely no cheating' because the stakes are so high

Although the officers were acquitted in a California courtroom, the federal government won civil rights convictions against two of them.
But the Justice Department prosecutors in the second case weren't permitted to see anything related to the earlier criminal trial, Litman explained.
As a practical matter, he insisted, taint teams do their jobs well.

'I've experienced it,' he said 'There's absolutely no cheating, certainly at the federal level. The consequences are too severe.'
Litman called the Justice Department 'ultra-hyper-vigilant, even paranoid, about this precise issue.'

But for Dershowitz, who helped win a murder acquittal for O.J. Simpson and succeeded in overturning the attempted murder conviction of Claus von Bülow, the constitutional issues are more important than the DOJ's trustworthiness – and bigger than the presidency.
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Dershowitz said Monday night in a Fox News Channel interview that it had been 'a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.'
The concept of assembling a taint team, he said, revolves around the Fifth Amendment, which protects Americans from being forced to incriminate themselves.

So when the team sifts through Cohen's documents, hard drives and memory sticks, it will be searching for protected material that should be kept private.

But the Fourth Amendment prohibits 'unreasonable' searches and seizures by the government – a description that could apply to scooping up communications between a lawyer and his client, except in extreme circumstances.

And the Sixth Amendment guarantees Americans the right to 'the assistance of counsel' for courtroom defense, meaning no government can interfere with that relationship.

Dershowitz told DailyMail.com that 'if the government improperly seizes private or privileged material, the violation has already occurred, even if the government never uses them.'

'Remember who comprises the firewall and taint teams,' he explained, quoting in an email from what he said was a forthcoming column. It's 'other FBI agents, prosecutors and government officials who have no right under the Fourth and Sixth Amendments, even to see private or confidential materials, regardless whether it is ever used against a defendant.'

Ultimately, Dershowitz's beef may be with whichever federal judge green-lighted the DOJ's request for a search warrant covering the places where Cohen lives and works.

It's likely that the agency convinced the jurist that Cohen had documents showing evidence of a crime. But even so, the Harvard professor said, those documents could have been privately subpoenaed.

He compared Monday's document dragnet to government surveillance of a confession heard by a priest, a patient's discussion with her doctor, or a husband and wife talking about their sex life.

'The government simply has no right to this material,' he said.

Washington, D.C. criminal defense lawyer Barry Pollack told the Associated Press on Tuesday that it is 'extremely rare' for authorities to conduct searches in lawyers' offices.

Such a search warrant is a measure of last resort because of problems posed by the attorney-client privilege, according to the Justice Department's manual for federal prosecutors.

Trump on FBI raiding Michael Cohen: It's a total witch hunt

'Only if they have considered other means for obtaining the evidence they are seeking and have decided that other means are not going to be effective,' said Pollack, a former president of the National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers.

After prosecutors decided they needed a warrant, they still had to get authorization from the top federal prosecutor in New York or a high-ranking Justice Department official. Prosecutors also had to confer with the department's criminal division, according to the rules.
Still, Dershowitz said Monday night in a Fox News Channel interview that it had been 'a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.'
'If this were Hillary Clinton [having her lawyer's office raided], the ACLU would be on every TV station in America jumping up and down,' he protested.

'The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.'

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At this point I do NOT trust a jew!
 

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Arg! I hate that a-hole Alan Dooshowitz... agreeing with anything he says make me sick to my stomach.
Dersh strikes me as the devil's advocate, heard him talk once at an area synagogue....And by the way why has he and his billionaire friend escaped any charges in the prostitute island he and slick Willy had their orgies on?
 

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This is all such bull shite.
What a bad , bad, bad comedy show.
Embarassing usage of MY / OUR tax dollars.
Junior high smear campaign.
Farging trillions in the mid east.." poof " ,
Trillions ewhere else, " poof "
Clinton pool , 10s of millions floating around... and
We are chasing some 100ish grand etc around
And some big boobed plrn beeatch...
And going apey about it.
Fing retards, all of them.
Incredible.
Back later,
I went from laughing at it to now being annoyed ...
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