This morning, President Trump took to Twitter to complain about how “Attorney-client privilege is dead!,” which is almost certainly simply a parroting of something he saw on FOX News that he feels vindicates him.
Attorney–client privilege is dead!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 10, 2018
Of course, it’s clear that despite having had multiple lawyers for the vast majority of his adult life for dealing with the enormous tally of fraud and sexual harassment lawsuits he’s racked up over the years, Trump still might not fully understand what lawyer-client privilege is.
George Conway, prominent DC lawyer and husband to longtime Trump aide and shameless liar Kellyanne Conway, surprised everyone on the Beltway when he sarcastically schooled the president on attorney-client privilege by simply quoting his tweet and pasting a link to the Justice Department’s description of what attorney-client privilege actually is.
— George Conway (@gtconway3d) April 10, 2018
In one fell swoop, George Conway exposed the President’s petulant complaint for what it obviously is – a meaningless provocation designed to fan the flames of his personal victim complex and the paranoid delusions of his base, who are all too ready to believe that all of our laws are being tossed aside in favor of a pernicious liberal agenda.
One can only imagine the number of Capitol Hill coffees which were spilled this morning when their drinkers saw the President being put on blast by the husband of one of his few remaining allies.