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the case for a search warrant targeting trump's attorney

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the case for a search warrant targeting trump's attorney

there are many questions about the dramatic search of the law office of president donald trump’s personal attorney, michael cohen, his trump tower residence and the hotel room where he currently lives while his home is being renovated.trump tweeted that the fbi search was: a break-in; a reason to fire special counsel robert mueller; the end of attorney-client privilege; a witch hunt; a disgrace; and “an attack on our country.”those claims have no relation to reality or truth and no matter how many times trump says it, it won’t be any truer than his repetitious tweets screaming that there is “no obstruction. no collusion.”but, the tweet did motivate me to provide some facts and some answers.first, it wasn’t a break-in. it was a legally authorized search. the application for the warrant was approved by the deputy attorney general (appointed by trump) pursuant to the department of justice’s very stringent rules for searching any lawyer’s premises. it was then reviewed and approved by a federal judge, again with special consideration of the fact that it was a search of an attorney’s premises. the judge had to be convinced there was probable cause to believe there had been criminal activity and that the search would result in evidence of wrongdoing.second, despite trump’s attempts to link this search to mueller, the special counsel’s office had nothing to do with it. the search and any resulting prosecution were referred to the u.s. attorney in manhattan, a...