FBI respected attorney-client privilege during Hillary’s investigation.
John Solomon, the vice president of digital video at The Hill, appeared on The Ingraham Angle last night to discuss the double standard of attorney-client privilege when it comes to President Donald Trump and failed Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton.
The FBI recently raided the offices of Michael Cohen, Trump’s lawyer, which led the president to declare that attorney-client privilege is dead in America. Many called him a whiner and found excuses to make an exception for this case, but weirdly enough, they and the FBI appeared to back the privilege when it came to Hillary.
Solomon: If you’re @realDonaldTrump‘s lawyer & you just had your office raided and then you hear these stories about how @HillaryClinton‘s lawyers were able to invoke attorney-client privilege…You can see why they come to the idea that there’s a double standard. @IngrahamAngle pic.twitter.com/KpftA8Usze
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 12, 2018
Solomon brought up Paul Combetta of Platte River Networks, the man who wiped clean Hillary’s at home server she used while secretary of state. Host Laura Ingraham reminds us that if you delete files under subpoena then you are de facto obstructed justice.
Combetta lied about his actions the first time and the Department of Justice gave him immunity.
Solomon explained that when the FBI asked Combetta if Hillary’s lawyers instructed him to delete the files he claimed attorney-client privilege and could not answer the questions.
“How can you have attorney-client privilege? He’s not the client of David Kendall or Cheryl Mills,” stressed Solomon. “He was the vendor and yet the FBI said okay we just won’t ask you about that and walked away.”
Solomon said when you’re Trump’s lawyer and you hear how the FBI basically gave up at points in its investigation into Hillary’s server when someone invoked attorney-client privilege, it’s easy to see why they think there’s a double standard.
Harvard law school professor blasted these raids when he appeared on Hannity:
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 are the fire wall. 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 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 confidentially is really appalling.
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