Civil liberties can’t survive partisan hatred

Constitutional freedoms will die if we forget the importance of defending them even for those whom we hate.

Democratic congressman Ted Lieu is at it again. Days after tweeting that Michael Cohen’s decision to take the Fifth in the Stormy Daniels civil litigation was “powerful confirmation that the US Attorney’s Office for SDNY was absolutely right in executing searches of Cohen under the crime-fraud exception to the attorney-client privilege,” Lieu has added a new wrinkle. In response to the news that President Trump may exercise his Fifth Amendment rights in the Mueller investigation, Lieu asserted that the decision to take the Fifth is — all by itself — reason enough to believe that a person has something “to hide from the American people.”

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