The husband of White House counselor Kellyanne Conway responded to President Trump on Twitter after Trump tweeted that "attorney-client privilege is dead" following a raid on the offices of his personal lawyer, Michael Cohen.
George Conway retweeted the message Tuesday morning from the president and included a link to the Justice Department’s website explaining why Cohen’s offices were not protected from a Monday no-knock FBI raid by attorney-client privilege.
"There are occasions when effective law enforcement may require the issuance of a search warrant for the premises of an attorney who is a subject of an investigation, and who also is or may be engaged in the practice of law on behalf of clients," the Justice Department’s website reads.
"In order to avoid impinging on valid attorney-client relationships, prosecutors are expected to take the least intrusive approach consistent with vigorous and effective law enforcement when evidence is sought from an attorney actively engaged in the practice of law."
The website goes on to list a number of guidelines the government must follow when obtaining evidence under such circumstances, including receiving permission from either the attorney general or assistant attorney general.
George Conway, unlike his wife, who formerly ran Trump’s campaign and who remains a top media booster of the president, is a frequent critic of Trump on Twitter.
In March, Conway deleted a number of previous tweets critical of the president amid speculation that Kellyanne Conway was under consideration to take over as White House communications director.
George Conway has publicly maintained his support for Trump and his policies in public interviews and postings.
"Just to be clear, and in response to inquiries, I still VERY, VERY STRONGLY support POTUS, his Admin, policies, the executive order … and of course, my wonderful wife," Conway wrote last year.