President Donald Trump reacted angrily to news that the FBI raided the office of his attorney on Tuesday morning.
"Attorney–client privilege is dead!" the president wrote on Twitter in response to the raid on the office of attorney Michael Cohen. "A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!"
Attorney–client privilege is dead!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1523358478.0
A TOTAL WITCH HUNT!!!— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1523358498.0
Media Matters researcher Matt Gertz speculates that Trump's reference to attorney-client privilege was inspired by a "Fox & Friends" segment in which host Brian Kilmeade said that the raid of Cohen's office was designed "to get to the documents that many people thought violated attorney-client privilege."
Here we go. My best guess right now is this. Left, Fox & Friends, 6:02 a.m. Kilmeade: The raid of Cohen's office… https://t.co/O3Tus7sEBp— Matthew Gertz (@Matthew Gertz) 1523359049.0
Trump on Monday afternoon issued an angry rant in which he called special counsel Robert Mueller's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election an "attack on our country." This marks the first time, however, that Trump has addressed the Cohen raid on Twitter.