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Dershowitz: The Biggest Crime You Can Commit in America Today Is to Be Associated with Trump (clip)
Fox News Channel (FNC)

Name: Fox News Channel (FNC)


Fox and Friends

Name: Fox and Friends


Steve Doocy

Name: Steve Doocy

Employment: Fox News Channel

Position: Anchor, author

, Alan Dershowitz

Name: Alan Dershowitz

Employment: Harvard Law School

Position: Lawyer, professor

, Brian Kilmeade

Name: Brian Kilmeade

Employment: Fox News Channel

Position: Host

, Rachel Campos-Duffy

Name: Rachel Campos-Duffy

Event location
Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Name: Martha's Vineyard, Mass.


Not online media
08/27/2018 12:17 pm
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RUSH TRANSCRIPT KILMEADE I ░░░░░░░░ I like it I ░░░░░░░░ it refers to Fox ░░░░░░░░ if I give my ░░░░░░░░ opinion DOOCY I think ░░░░░░░░ re absolutely right Tim ░░░░░░░░ there Alan Dershowitz author ░░░░░░░░ the case against impeaching ░░░░░░░░ He joins us from ░░░░░░░░ s vineyard up in ░░░░░░░░ Professor good morning to ░░░░░░░░ DERSHOWITZ Good morning DOOCY ░░░░░░░░ is so much going ░░░░░░░░ in the legal world ░░░░░░░░ the president of the ░░░░░░░░ States We want to ░░░░░░░░ with last week Has ░░░░░░░░ it was revealed the ░░░░░░░░ S Attorney of southern ░░░░░░░░ of New York was ░░░░░░░░ to get a guilty ░░░░░░░░ from Michael Cohen We ░░░░░░░░ out the trump cfo ░░░░░░░░ fellow named Alan Weisselberg ░░░░░░░░ he made a deal ░░░░░░░░ spilled as many beans ░░░░░░░░ Michael Cohen as the ░░░░░░░░ wanted Where are we ░░░░░░░░ the southern district of ░░░░░░░░ York which is different ░░░░░░░░ the Mueller investigation DERSHOWITZ ░░░░░░░░ I ve said from ░░░░░░░░ one that the greatest ░░░░░░░░ to President Trump his ░░░░░░░░ and his businesses are ░░░░░░░░ the southern district of ░░░░░░░░ York not with Mueller ░░░░░░░░ the Mueller investigation all ░░░░░░░░ issues that have constitutional ░░░░░░░░ You have the right ░░░░░░░░ fire to fire Comey ░░░░░░░░ had the right to ░░░░░░░░ his presidential authority There ░░░░░░░░ no collusion He was ░░░░░░░░ to have dealingses with ░░░░░░░░ countries if in fact ░░░░░░░░ did The problem is ░░░░░░░░ with the southern district ░░░░░░░░ are no constitutional defenses ░░░░░░░░ are business investigations Of ░░░░░░░░ the president can not ░░░░░░░░ indicted but his businesses ░░░░░░░░ be indicted They can ░░░░░░░░ into loans that he ░░░░░░░░ have secured foreign investments ░░░░░░░░ involvements He has fewer ░░░░░░░░ That is why from ░░░░░░░░ one I said we ░░░░░░░░ needed a special prosecutor ░░░░░░░░ a special counsel The ░░░░░░░░ S Attorney s office ░░░░░░░░ do all the investigations ░░░░░░░░ are necessary and if ░░░░░░░░ were trump s lawyers ░░░░░░░░ would be focusing all ░░░░░░░░ my defense efforts on ░░░░░░░░ southern district Let the ░░░░░░░░ probe go I don ░░░░░░░░ think it is going ░░░░░░░░ but the southern district ░░░░░░░░ some real red flags ░░░░░░░░ trump s businesses Look ░░░░░░░░ friend Harvey wrote a ░░░░░░░░ called three felony as ░░░░░░░░ If the U S ░░░░░░░░ s office investigates any ░░░░░░░░ they re going to ░░░░░░░░ three felonies a day ░░░░░░░░ is the way the ░░░░░░░░ are written If you ░░░░░░░░ hard enough you will ░░░░░░░░ something They re looking ░░░░░░░░ very hard KILMEADE Looking ░░░░░░░░ the campaign finance we ░░░░░░░░ that they re trying ░░░░░░░░ see if Michael Cohen ░░░░░░░░ he kind of financed ░░░░░░░░ Trump organization Manhattan attorney ░░░░░░░░ is doing that the ░░░░░░░░ there is an investigation ░░░░░░░░ possible clause and trump ░░░░░░░░ the New York attorney ░░░░░░░░ is looking into that ░░░░░░░░ m saying why why ░░░░░░░░ you need to get ░░░░░░░░ the bottom of this ░░░░░░░░ All those things were ░░░░░░░░ or bad before he ░░░░░░░░ This is attack on ░░░░░░░░ president because you don ░░░░░░░░ like him Why is ░░░░░░░░ allowed DERSHOWITZ Well there ░░░░░░░░ no doubt about that ░░░░░░░░ have targeted the president ░░░░░░░░ have targeted his business ░░░░░░░░ are trivial the emoluments ░░░░░░░░ that is going nowhere ░░░░░░░░ has constitutional defense The ░░░░░░░░ is in the business ░░░░░░░░ have targeted they have ░░░░░░░░ look we ve known ░░░░░░░░ Mr Trump s business ░░░░░░░░ for year We never ░░░░░░░░ into them Now we ░░░░░░░░ start looking into them ░░░░░░░░ don t think campaign ░░░░░░░░ are going anywhere The ░░░░░░░░ has the right to ░░░░░░░░ any campaign contributions he ░░░░░░░░ The worst thing they ░░░░░░░░ find is a failure ░░░░░░░░ that is on the ░░░░░░░░ of the campaign not ░░░░░░░░ the candidate himself The ░░░░░░░░ if you look deeply ░░░░░░░░ any complicated business a ░░░░░░░░ somewhere income is overstated ░░░░░░░░ are understated at least ░░░░░░░░ the opinion of some ░░░░░░░░ That is where the ░░░░░░░░ are going to lie ░░░░░░░░ DUFFY What happens to ░░░░░░░░ republic We re criminalizing ░░░░░░░░ differences weaponizing government What ░░░░░░░░ the outcome for us ░░░░░░░░ a people If I ░░░░░░░░ an independent businessman whoever ░░░░░░░░ about running I m ░░░░░░░░ doing this because as ░░░░░░░░ said you can look ░░░░░░░░ all your things and ░░░░░░░░ something DERSHOWITZ Look the ░░░░░░░░ crime you can commit ░░░░░░░░ America today is to ░░░░░░░░ have been associated with ░░░░░░░░ Trump If you re ░░░░░░░░ with Donald Trump they ░░░░░░░░ going to Manafort you ░░░░░░░░ re going to Cohen ░░░░░░░░ they re going to ░░░░░░░░ all of these things ░░░░░░░░ you And they re ░░░░░░░░ to look hard and ░░░░░░░░ re going to search ░░░░░░░░ they are going to ░░░░░░░░ And you know maybe ░░░░░░░░ will find something maybe ░░░░░░░░ won t Is anybody ░░░░░░░░ see his wife is ░░░░░░░░ all reproach I think ░░░░░░░░ only people will run ░░░░░░░░ office independently wealthy people ░░░░░░░░ t have to rely ░░░░░░░░ businesses or people come ░░░░░░░░ backgrounds where there is ░░░░░░░░ vulnerability at all Businessmen ░░░░░░░░ going to be deterred ░░░░░░░░ running for office they ░░░░░░░░ it will result in ░░░░░░░░ kind of legal colonoscopy ░░░░░░░░ they have done from ░░░░░░░░ day they started out ░░░░░░░░ business And they re ░░░░░░░░ to go beyond the ░░░░░░░░ of limitations because they ░░░░░░░░ allege Rico violations I ░░░░░░░░ been through this They ░░░░░░░░ do it with the ░░░░░░░░ It is the Al ░░░░░░░░ approach If we can ░░░░░░░░ get them on grounds ░░░░░░░░ would like to get ░░░░░░░░ on go after them ░░░░░░░░ taxes go after them ░░░░░░░░ business It is targeting ░░░░░░░░ If they can target ░░░░░░░░ Trump they can target ░░░░░░░░ they can target anyone ░░░░░░░░ is the problem DOOCY ░░░░░░░░ as you were talking ░░░░░░░░ the southern district of ░░░░░░░░ York the U S ░░░░░░░░ there can t the ░░░░░░░░ may not have legal ░░░░░░░░ there but with about ░░░░░░░░ family Because his family ░░░░░░░░ is running the business ░░░░░░░░ His family his friends ░░░░░░░░ business they can go ░░░░░░░░ the money in his ░░░░░░░░ They can start attaching ░░░░░░░░ That is what the ░░░░░░░░ S Attorney s office ░░░░░░░░ does going after a ░░░░░░░░ person They will try ░░░░░░░░ flip nor witnesses As ░░░░░░░░ Ellis says when you ░░░░░░░░ a witness may not ░░░░░░░░ sing he may compose ░░░░░░░░ may elaborate come up ░░░░░░░░ more stories You search ░░░░░░░░ document you find one ░░░░░░░░ in a little document ░░░░░░░░ we re into Rico ░░░░░░░░ you can go back ░░░░░░░░ years Take all the ░░░░░░░░ over that period of ░░░░░░░░ Nobody as learned hand ░░░░░░░░ said short of surgery ░░░░░░░░ one thing he would ░░░░░░░░ the most is an ░░░░░░░░ of this kind KILMEADE ░░░░░░░░ district of New York ░░░░░░░░ a boss DERSHOWITZ There ░░░░░░░░ a boss Bottoms is ░░░░░░░░ in the case Most ░░░░░░░░ the people who are ░░░░░░░░ into the case KILMEADE ░░░░░░░░ it is not Russia ░░░░░░░░ Well there is no ░░░░░░░░ investigation KILMEADE So why ░░░░░░░░ t the attorney general ░░░░░░░░ down DERSHOWITZ The the ░░░░░░░░ general could well the ░░░░░░░░ really is it is ░░░░░░░░ interesting one thaw pose ░░░░░░░░ attorney general recused himself ░░░░░░░░ of Russia But I ░░░░░░░░ he is probably recused ░░░░░░░░ from the whole investigation ░░░░░░░░ it is not clear ░░░░░░░░ can In any event ░░░░░░░░ general don t really ░░░░░░░░ power over day to ░░░░░░░░ civil servant assistant U ░░░░░░░░ Attorneys Remember the U ░░░░░░░░ Attorney in the southern ░░░░░░░░ is also recused It ░░░░░░░░ one of his deputies ░░░░░░░░ is conducting this investigation ░░░░░░░░ don t think there ░░░░░░░░ all that much the ░░░░░░░░ can do here to ░░░░░░░░ the investigation I think ░░░░░░░░ who support President Trump ░░░░░░░░ to hope that the ░░░░░░░░ were conducted entirely aboveboard ░░░░░░░░ if there are minor ░░░░░░░░ they re corporate violations ░░░░░░░░ personal violations but the ░░░░░░░░ has to be focused ░░░░░░░░ this concerned about this ░░░░░░░░ legal strategy has to ░░░░░░░░ looking at southern district ░░░░░░░░ than the Mueller investigation ░░░░░░░░ the defenses to the ░░░░░░░░ defenses are constitutional in ░░░░░░░░ The president can t ░░░░░░░░ indicted but the investigations ░░░░░░░░ New York don t ░░░░░░░░ the same kind of ░░░░░░░░ defenses CAMPOS DUFFY Well ░░░░░░░░ think the American people ░░░░░░░░ to focus on the ░░░░░░░░ but you re saying ░░░░░░░░ need to be focused ░░░░░░░░ this Thank you professor ░░░░░░░░ He has to do ░░░░░░░░ He has to do ░░░░░░░░ KILMEADE Need as legal ░░░░░░░░ team.”
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