Former United States Attorney Paul Charlton told MSNBC Tuesday that the materials contained in the Michael Cohen search warrant, publicly released today, proves that the Southern District of New York’s investigation into the Trump Organization is a much greater threat to the president than Robert Mueller’s Russia probe.
Charlton made the remark during a wider discussion about attorney-client privilege, and whether it applied to the seized materials, saying the warrant “proves the true independence of the Southern District of New York.”
“It takes a bold prosecution office to execute a search warrant on any lawyer’s offices, let alone the lawyer for the president of the United States,” he said. “Many of these documents that were revealed and disclosed indicated that there was no true privilege because these were crimes that were being committed, not legal advice being given.”
“The greatest Trump supporters right now will tell you that their fear is not so much from Bob Mueller and the special counsel’s office, but from the Southern District of New York,” Charlton added. “This search warrant affidavit is more proof as to why it is the Trump Administration should be genuinely concerned about this group of independent prosecutors.”
Virginia Democrats are so fired up that the party chair had to scold them: ‘Sit down — be quiet’
Democrats in Virginia are fired up as they gathered in Richmond for their annual gala dinner.
Political analysts believe the Democratic Party of Virginia has a good chance to win control of the state legislature in 2019's election, before setting their sights on the Commonwealth continuing its recent trend of voting Democratic in presidential elections.
Patrick Wilson, a political reporter for the Richmond Times-Dispatch, attended the event.
He reported that Democrats were so "noisy" that it was hard to hear the speakers, which include presidential candidates Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) and South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg.
‘Everyone knows what to expect’ at Trump’s Amway Center re-election kickoff
Donald Trump considers himself a legendary salesman, but can he really sell America on giving him four more drama-filled years at the White House?
Tuesday, he'll make his big pitch.
The 2020 reelection kickoff rally is being held in Orlando, Florida and campaign operations chief Michael Glassner says the "historic" event "has already generated tens of thousands of ticketing requests."
There's little mystery about how the night will go down.
Expect Trump, the self-promoting hero of his ghost-written book "The Art of the Deal," to claim the US economy is richer, the military stronger, and the country more respected than ever in history.
Florida man’s own family blasts him after he was arrested for racist threats: ‘This isn’t how we were raised’
After a Florida man was arrested for trying to start a race war, a member of his own family slammed his values.
"A Florida man’s social media posts that threatened violence against African-Americans, Jews and homosexuals and that urged his followers to start a race war netted him a $1 million bond," the Miami Herald reported Saturday. "And then there’s another $100,000 bond he would have to pay to get out of Lee County Jail because of a weapons charge."
Joshua Leff, 40, is being held in the Lee County Jail.