Kimberly Guilfoyle, one of the panelists on “The Five” on Fox News had a lot of things to say about the breach in privacy and the law when FBI agents raided the office and hotel room of Trump’s lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday saying that if behavior like this is allowed it could happen again and “could happen to anyone.”
The FBI raided Cohen’s office because they were trying to find physical evidence of the $130,000 payment Cohen reportedly paid ex-adult film star, Stormy Daniels, to quiet a supposed sexual relationship she had with Trump while he was married.
Guilfoyle began talking about the raid as it is connected to Robert Mueller’s investigation, which was meant to just be covering the possibility of Russia and Trump’s campaign colluding to influence the 2016 election, but now as Guilfoyle points out has gotten so broad it has gotten out of hand.
“Can you imagine at the inception [of the Mueller probe] where this investigation was supposed to go and where it has traveled, far beyond where the initial scope [was]?” Guilfoyle said.
“There’s been such a wide swath of net cast here trying to get anything [on Trump] that they can,” Guilfoyle said.
Guilfoyle added that, as a former prosecutor in California, she once brought a homicide case against two attorneys.
When acquiring documents for evidence, she said it was “very complicated” to scour the suspects’ homes without taking documents deemed “attorney-client privilege.”
In that way, she said there was likely a sensitive legal requirement that would have to be followed when taking things from Cohen’s home.
“You have to have someone in to make sure you aren’t taking anything improper,” she said.
“They better have some really compelling probable cause to support this,” she said, adding that it should be a concern of all Americans no matter their political affiliation. This can happen to you as well and Guilfoyle says that these rights are set up to protect citizens, including the president of the United States.