Former Obama AG Loretta Lynch Blasts Trump Claim That 'Attorney-Client Privilege is Dead'


Former Attorney General Loretta Lynch refuted President Donald Trump’s claim that “attorney-client privilege is dead” after the FBI raided his longtime attorney Michael Cohen.

“Attorney-client privilege is alive and well in this country,” Lynch told Washington Post reporter Jonathan Capehart while recording his podcast, Cape Up. “It’s something that is an important aspect of our legal system. It’s something that everyone at the Department of Justice takes very seriously.”

Later during their conversation, which also touched on her infamous tarmac meeting with former President Bill Clinton in 2016, Lynch suggested DOJ prosecutors have some of the toughest jobs in the country.

“If you want to win a popularity contest, don’t become a prosecutor,” the former attorney general told Capehart. “All you can do is hold onto your own integrity.”

Listen to their entire conversation below:

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