I’m not sure there’s a GQ answer.
I thought Attorney Client Privilege was one of the most important principles of law? Haven’t attorneys risked jail rather than betray this duty to their client? That would include any attorney records?
Not to mention illegal recordings. I’ve read news stories of well meaning people recording conversations. For example, someone might admit to vandalizing property. But, the person who made the illegal recording faces far greater Federal prosecution for their deception.
Wouldn’t Cohen’s recording be thrown out by any responsible judge? There is the principle of the fruit of the poisonous tree doctrine in the law. Why would Mueller risk seizing this recording?
I’m not defending Trump. It’s the role of Attorney Client Privilege that is bigger than any b.s. political maneuvering or desire to take down a President. If people can’t trust their own attorney? Where does that leave us? Rules have to be applied equally for everyone.