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

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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.

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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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