Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump's personal attorney, arrives on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 19, 2017. Cohen is schedule to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee in a closed session. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)

Harvard Professor Discusses Cohen Raid

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Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz gave his opinion on the raid on President Trump’s attorney Michael Cohen saying, “this is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations.”

Dershowitz stated, “Look, this is a very dangerous day today for lawyer-client relations. I deal with clients all the time. I tell them on my word of honor that what you tell me is sacrosanct. And now they say, just based on probable cause, even though there was cooperation with Cohen, they can burst into the office, grab all the computers, and then give it to another FBI agent, and say, ‘You’re the firewall. We want you now to read all these confidential communications, tell us which ones we can get and which ones we can’t get.’ You know, if this were — the shoe were on the other foot, if this were Hillary Clinton being investigated, and they went into her lawyer’s office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America jumping up and down. The deafening silence of the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling.”

  • Richard Nick

    The ACLU is the quasi-judicial arm of the radical “progressives”, and like the Southern Poverty Law Center, it is in the business of marginalizing everyone who upholds traditional values by labeling them as hateful, racist or regressive.

  • Jene Deutsch

    In older times they called it the fifth column — now if you don’t agree with the leftist pinko communists you get the nazi tactics and you got no Constitutional guarantees unless you are an illegal immigrant. This raid on the lawyer’s office is a lot like the SchutStaeffel (SS) in Germany. I’m not surprised though.

    • macaye2

      the ACLU has diminished itself. right is right. that has nothing to do with the left and right, but what is morally right.

      • Jene Deutsch

        Wait until the laws restrict not only what you do or say but whether you can own any weapons or go any where other than the community in which you live as it has happened historically to the Jewish in Germany ad Russia and then when it is too late you may see it in other terms than the narrow focus on the ACLU. This is about the Nazi tactics of the FBI making their own illegal raid on the person and property of a lawyer in the USA and I see it as compared to the ruthless tactics of despotic regimes in past history and not as just a view of the ACLU who rightly should also condemn the illegal act of the “High Handed” FBI. I haven’t yet heard the ACLU comment on this as a violation of civil liberties but you are right in saying their role is diminished these days. I think that the constitutional guarantees embodied in the Bill of Rights have been repeatedly violated by our policemen as well as the FBI “police”. We have seen Waco and Ruby Ridge play out as our leaders at the time wanted (I have Janet Reno in mind here as well as the Military at Kent State in Ohio). Who are the leaders who orchestrated this FBI raid. Is it just vengeance by them or is there a hidden political agenda also. I do not blame The president for what he has said or done about the FBI.

  • metheoldsarge

    This says it all:
    “I seek the social ownership of property, the abolition of the propertied class, and the sole control of those who produce wealth. Communism is the goal.” Roger Baldwin founder of ACLU.