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April, 2018

MUELLER AND ROSENSTEIN LAUNCH POLICE STATE

The Death of Attorney-Client Privilege

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By Louis Manzo / April 2018

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Welcome to the American Police State.
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Whether you are a Trump supporter or hater, or you simply don’t care; YOU MUST PAY ATTENTION TO WHAT IS HAPPENING AT THE TOP LEVELS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE—it might serve to strip you of a fundamental due process guarantee: the attorney-client privilege.
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If Special Counsel Robert Mueller and Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s latest tactic of going after the lawyers of their targets holds legal muster, then this basic fundamental of due process is dead. No longer will clients reliably confide in their lawyers, and no longer will attorneys be able to give confidential advice to their clients, without the guarantee that such informational exchanges cannot be monitored by government prosecutors. The Fourth and Sixth Amendments of the United States Constitution protects the privacy of attorney-client privilege that Mueller and Rosenstein are hoping to kick to the curb.
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The Department of Justice has never sought the privileged materials between any American President and his lawyer, EVER—and that includes Andrew Johnson, Richard Nixon, and Bill Clinton. Should this intrusion of Constitutional guarantees stand, it opens the door for another prosecutor on another day to threaten other Constitutional protections typically standing in the way of prosecutions—such as protections and shield laws provided for protecting reporters and their sources and to priests and their confessors. Attorney-client privilege is only the first step on this slippery slope. Read more →

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