Leftwing lawyer and respected law professor Alan Dershowitz is no fan of President Trump or the Republican Party, but the Democrat Party has been abusing our justice system, and that really makes him angry.
For the last few months liberal legal scholars, Dershowitz and his colleague Jonathan Turley, have both been explaining to the media that the Democrats have overstepped their bounds when it comes to investigating President Trump and Russia. In fact, both men have argued that there has never been any evidence that President Trump has ever done anything wrong.
In his most recent interview on Fox News, Dershowitz goes even further arguing that a special counsel should have never been hired to investigate the President because there was no probably cause to do so.
First of all, the president’s 100% right. There never should have been an appointment of special counsel here. There was no probable cause at that point to believe that crimes had been committed. I’ve seen no evidence to suggest that crimes have been committed by the president.
As I’ve said from day one, there should have been a special investigative commission, non-partisan appointed by Congress, with subpoena power to look into the role of Russia and trying to influence American elections and do something about preventing it in the future. Instead of starting out with finger-pointing and trying to criminalize political difference behind the closed doors of a grand jury. That’s gotten us nowhere.
The president’s absolutely right. The investigation never should have begun. And the question now is how does he deal with it. And I think what he’s doing is he’s playing good cop, bad cop. He has some of his lawyers cooperating with Mueller and some lawyers attacking Mueller because he wants to be ready to attack in the event there are any recommendations that are negative to the president.
In a piece for the Hill, Dershowitz went on to explain his argument more in depth.
In this case, the appointment of a special counsel has done more harm than good. It has politicized our justice system beyond repair. The FBI deputy director has been fired for leaking and lying. His testimony appears to be in conflict with that of the former FBI director as to whether the leaks were authorized. Messages by high-ranking FBI agents suggest strong bias against Trump. A tweet by the former CIA director reveals equally strong negative views of the president. Perhaps these revelations prove nothing more than that law enforcement and national security officials are human and hold political views like everyone else.
But these views are not supposed to influence their decisions. In our age of hyperpartisanship, the public has understandably lost confidence in the ability and willingness of our leaders to separate their political views from their law enforcement decisions. This is not all attributable to the appointment of the special counsel, but the criminalization of political differences on both sides of the aisle has certainly contributed to the atmosphere of distrust in our justice system.
The public has lost faith in the leadership of the Justice Department and the FBI. They don’t trust congressional investigative committees. They don’t know whom to believe when they hear conflicting accounts. There are leaks galore followed by denials of leaks. It’s a total mess. And what do we have to show for it? Just a handful of low-level indictments based largely on alleged crimes that are either unrelated or only marginally related to Russia’s attempt to influence our presidential election in 2016.
If the two brightest legal minds on the left both believe that the Democrats have unduly attacked the President, then what legal legs could the Democrats possibly be standing on?
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