FBI agents and attorneys looking over the documents collected as a result of the search warrants may very well come across privileged documents from or to Cohen totally unrelated to any potentially criminal contact by Cohen, Trumputin, or both.
The bombshell this week is the FBI’s “no knock” search warrant (or “break-in” as Trumputin calls it) of his lawyer Michael Cohen’s New York City hotel/residence (while his apartment is being renovated) and his office in Rockefeller Center to collect documents, his phone, and his computer relating to the Stormy Daniels matter and other Trumputin-related documents. What they find should be quite interesting and relevant to the impending impeachment of Donald J. Trump, the President of the Electoral College of the United States of America.
There are four reasons why Mueller referred this action to the U.S. Attorney’s office in New York City:
1. The New York U.S. Attorney’s office jealously guards its territory, and these search warrants were entirely executed in New York City. It is politically smart for Mueller to turn this operation over to the New York office.
2. The Acting U.S. Attorney in New York City, Jeffrey Berman, was personally interviewed and selected by Trumputin. All of the attorneys in the New York office, according to former N.Y. U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara (fired by Trumputin) are Republicans. This is not a Democrat-led operation. And in order to get the search warrant, the New York U. S. Attorney’s office had to convince a federal judge to authorize it, which they are often unwilling to do when it is a lawyer’s privileged files that are being searched. However, it should be stated that there is a crime/fraud exception to the rule holding attorney-client documents privileged: if the lawyer is participating in the commission of a crime by the client, there is no privilege.
So Special Counsel Robert Mueller has finally obtained some more grand jury indictments. A week or so ago, I could feel that another set of indictments was coming. And there are (many) more to follow. Trumputin should be quivering in his golden boots, and many of his children, in-laws, assistants and political hacks are certain to end up in the slammer. And if any of the indicted Russians decide to take a nice vacation at the Riviera, they may end up at Quantanamo Bay instead.
Who is now endangered? Given the detail in the 37-page indictment of Russian operatives and trolls, with information clearly provided by NSA and other U.S. spy agency intercepts, by moles in the Russian government, and by Russian operatives who have been flipped, indictments of Americans are sure to follow, and soon.