Dershowitz on Special Counsel Appointment: ‘I Just Don’t See a Crime Here’

‘I’m here not as a supporter of Donald Trump, I voted for Hillary Clinton very proudly, I’m here as a supporter for civil liberties’

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CARLSON: “I know that. You asked the question nobody has asked, “What is the crime to which the special counsel is responding”? What is the answer?”

DERSHOWITZ: “First, I’m here not as a supporter of Donald Trump. I voted for Hillary Clinton very proudly. I’m here as a supporter for civil liberties. I just don’t see a crime here. I see perhaps some political wrongdoing. I see leaking information on both sides. But even if, for example, the campaign coordinated, which there is no evidence of, but coordinated activities with Russia. Even if Russia and the campaign, wouldn’t it be better if trump were elected? That’s political wrongdoing, but it’s just not a crime. Nobody can point me to a statute that would be violated. A prosecutor is only allowed to look for evidence of a federal crime. The reason I think trump may benefit from this is this will be a secret proceeding. Muller is an honorary guy, so he’s not going to anything. In the end, he’s not going to find any crime. Maybe he will issue a report, which in my view would be improper, but he will say there is no crime. It may be the worst-case scenario for the trump Administration is maybe Flynn gets indicted for lying, the president probably pardons him and that point. But it’s two years from now. Or a year and a half from now. In the meantime, he has a reprieve. If the appoint an independent investigative — the whole story would come out, and it would be inculpatory. The public would know. All we get in the end is no indictment or a low level former official gets indicted it and I think in the end that helps the Trump Administration.”


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