Exception to the Attorney Client Privilege.pdf - The FBI just proved Donald Trump wrong on attorney-client privilege CNNPolitics The FBI just proved

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4/10/2018 The FBI just proved Donald Trump wrong on attorney-client privilege - CNNPolitics The FBI just proved Donald Trump wrong on attorney-client privilege Analysis by Chris Cillizza , CNN Editor-at-large Updated 11:03 AM ET, Tue April 10, 2018 {CNN) - On Tuesday morning, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "Attorney--client privilege is dead!" That tweet was a direct reaction to the fact that the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Trump personal attorney Michael Cohen on Monday , seizing scores of documents including some privileged communications between Cohen and his clients. Trump is oversimplifying here in service of his own agenda. He views special counsel Robert Mueller's probe, which produced the referral that led to the FBI raid, as a " TOTAL WITCH HUNT" (his words) aimed at discrediting his presidency. The idea that the feds busted into Cohen's office and home and took a bunch of privileged documents is, in Trump's mind, yet more evidence of the massive overreach at work here. Before we go forward, let's take a step back. Privileged communication in the context of the law goes something like this: An attorney and his or her client can't be forced to disclose those communications where the client is seeking or receiving legal advice from the attorney. They are "privileged" or protected so that a client is free to be totally honest with his legal representatives -- without fear of exposure.
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