Former federal prosecutor Cathy Fleming told MSNBC's Ali Velshi on Monday that if President Donald Trump's lawyer Jay Sekulow was any example, the House's sweeping investigations into the White House will ensure a lot of lawyers have work for years to come.
Fleming was discussing the various ways Sekulow could get out of providing documents to Congress or the FBI, including getting a court to narrow or outright quash a Congressional subpoena.
"You have to make a showing to a court before you apply for the documents. In this case they'll have a law enforcement privilege," Fleming said. "They'll say it's protected, we're protecting a criminal investigation. We shouldn't be required to turn these documents over." She said Sekulow or anyone else subpoenaed could invoke the 5th amendment, which in "limited circumstances" could apply to documents or even tax returns.
"One of the things that is clear here, this is going to be Full Employment for Lawyers week," she laughed. "There will be a lot of people reaching out to get counsel right now."
"There is going to be a lot of legal wrangling, a lot of negotiating," Fleming added. "And legitimately so, before people willy-nilly turnover the documents."
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