Commentary: This week, federal investigators, pursuant to a warrant sought by U.S. prosecutors in New York, raided the office of Donald Trump's lawyer, Michael Cohen, and confiscated files and his computer.
Why is that so significant? The attorney-client privilege matters to lawyers. It hides all sorts of chicanery. Judges and opposing lawyers just sigh at the phrase, and don't try to breach the privilege. It’s a foundation of our legal system.
For a prosecutor to seek, and a judge to grant, such a warrant, both had to have seen damned strong evidence of serious misconduct.
This isn't a congressperson getting a subpoena to embarrass a political opponent. It's career participants in the legal system acting within that system.