Harmeet Dhillon Appears on FBN’s ‘Risk & Reward’ To Discuss Attorney-Client Privilege
According to Dhillon:
I couldn’t agree with Alan Dershowitz more on this and I come from the opposite end of the political spectrum. The fact of the matter is that people are not educated enough about these rights, but these are two rights that are implicated, one is the fourth amendment right against unreasonable search and seizure as Alan talked about, and also the sixth right to effective assistance of counsel. Both these rights are implicated. When you see information being seized, other clients of that attorney could have information seized and interviewed by FBI. People wouldn’t want to hire the attorney, or frankly all attorneys. It chills relations. In the case of the president, it’s unprecedented to see this type of a raid conducted on the president’s attorney and at a time when the president is seeking legal counsel himself.
Let’s take a look at what happens with this information as Alan Derschowitz mentioned. The tank teams are set up to review this information for privilege; these are themselves people whose integrity in terms of the FBI’s objectivity has been called into question here. This is the same field office of the FBI did not look into the Clinton Foundation shenanigans and hundreds of millions of dollars that allegedly flowed into change Hillary Clinton’s position with respect to some foreign governments. So, we are not exactly talking about a perfect system. And what is really troubling any attorney can tell you if they’re a civil attorney trying to go to the FBI or U.S. Attorney’s office to look into something that is seriously concerning, it takes months, and sometimes years. Yet somehow, somebody who is a, a “TMZ” type of a story comes out about a personal relationship and all of sudden, the FBI appears to be doing the bidding of private attorneys who have a grudge or axe to grind against the president. It is really deeply concerning.
I agree that is a concern but might have broken the law isn’t the standard as Alan Dershowitz just mentioned. The raiding of an attorney’s offices which necessarily captures a lot of information that the government has no right to see whatsoever, is a last resort, not the first resort.
This is not your grandfather’s ACLU, he is absolutely correct. From free speech to other civil liberties issues, if it’s the right’s ox-by and gord, all of sudden the ALCU and other civil liberties people on the left do not care. We should all care about this because today it is the president. Tomorrow, by the way, people don’t know that it is a federal crime to pick up an eagle feather. It is a federal crime to do number of things. All of us are committing federal crimes every single day. If the excessive and unbridled power of federal government comes now into your attorney’s office where you came to tell your secrets to your attorney, and seek legal counsel, boy the game is up for anybody in the cross-hairs of the U.S. Attorney’s office. We all should be deeply concerned.