Stormy Daniels lawyer to Trump: What’s dead is using attorney-client privilege to hide illegal acts


Stormy Daniels’s lawyer Michael Avenatti said on Tuesday morning that attorney-client privilege is not dead, as President Trump had stated in a tweet earlier in the day.

“What is dead is using the privilege to hide illegal acts,” Avenatti wrote in a tweet. “And that has been dead for a long time.”

Earlier on Tuesday morning, President Trump tweeted that “attorney-client privilege is dead” after it was reported that the FBI raided the office and hotel room of Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, on Monday.


The president also called the raid a “witch hunt.”

The prosecutors obtained a warrant to search Cohen’s office and hotel after special counsel Robert Mueller, who is currently investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election, gave them a referral.

Avenatti said that the FBI raid shows that Cohen and Trump “are in a lot of trouble” and argued that the raid was part of a “search for the truth” and not a witch hunt.

Avenatti is representing Daniels as she works to invalidate a nondisclosure agreement she signed with Cohen that was meant to keep her silent about an alleged affair she had with Trump in 2006 in exchange for $130,000.

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