Robert Mueller may have just gone too far.
He launched his most dramatic attack on Donald Trump yet.
And Trump responded with four words that could be the final nail in Mueller’s coffin.
Washington was rocked by the news that Mueller had referred information to federal prosecutors in New York who then used it as the basis to storm into the office of Trump attorney Michael Cohen and execute a search warrant.
They strong armed their way into obtaining communications between Trump and Cohen that are protected by attorney-client privilege.
The New York Times reports the warrant had nothing to do with the Russia investigation:
“The F.B.I. raided the office and hotel room of President Trump’s longtime personal lawyer, Michael D. Cohen, on Monday, seizing business records, emails and documents related to several topics, including payments to a pornographic film actress.
Federal prosecutors in Manhattan are investigating Mr. Cohen for possible bank fraud, and 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, 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.”
Trump was asked about the raid and said four words that signal he is on the verge of firing Mueller and ending this witch hunt for good.
“President Donald Trump on Monday dangled the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, slamming the federal prosecutor’s involvement in the raid of his longtime personal attorney Michael Cohen as a “disgrace.”
After news broke that the FBI earlier in the day had seized documents in properties linked to Cohen in New York, reportedly through a referral from Mueller, the president was pressed by reporters about the possibility of dismissing the former bureau director as special counsel.
“Why don’t I just fire Mueller? Well, I think it’s a disgrace what’s going on. We’ll see what happens,” Trump said. “but I think it’s a really sad situation when you look at what happened, and many people have said you should fire him.”
Attorney-client privilege is one of the most sacred rights in our criminal justice system.
It can only be disregarded through the crime-fraud exception.
If lawyers are not free to discuss cases candidly with their clients, then they have no way to mount a defense.
Mueller’s thuggish invasion of Cohen’s office is a clear indication he intends to bully Trump associates into turning on the President.
Trump proceeded to blast Mueller’s storm trooper tactics as an attack on our country and an attempt to tear down our Constitutional protections.
Politico also reports:
“President Donald Trump reacted angrily Monday after the FBI seized records from his longtime personal attorney, calling the law enforcement actions “disgraceful” and part of “an attack on our country.”
An attorney for Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, said earlier Monday that federal investigators had executed a series of search warrants and seized records. The attorney, Stephen Ryan, said the New York action was taken following a “referral” from special counsel Robert Mueller.
“I just heard that they broke into the office of one of my personal attorneys, a good man,” Trump told reporters at the White House. “It’s a disgraceful situation…I’ve been saying it for a long time. I have this witch hunt constantly going on.”
“It’s an attack on our country,” Trump said. “It’s an attack on what we all stand for.”
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