Wednesday, November 01, 2017

Why a judge ruled Paul Manafort isn’t entitled to attorney-client privilege.

Why a judge ruled Paul Manafort isn’t entitled to attorney-client privilege on certain conversations.

It is a rarely used exception that boils down to this: you are protected if you tell your lawyer that you have secret accounts designed to evade American taxes, but you are not protected if you ask your lawyer HOW to do that, and you are not covered if you plan to lie to investigators, so you lie to your lawyer, which causes him to pass those lies along. "The evidence suggests Manafort and Gates planned to lie and decided that having a lawyer do that lying for them might help shield them from prosecution."

1 comment:

  1. Maybe Manafort should have an "accident". It seems to have worked well for the Clintons.

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