Dershowitz: ‘Firing the Special Counsel Would Not Be Impeachable Offense, Because It Wouldn’t Be the Crime’

‘The president wouldn’t — the president would have authority to do it but it’s politically damaging to do it’

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DERSHOWITZ: “First of all, firing the special counsel would not be impeachable offense, because it wouldn’t be the crime. The president wouldn’t — the president would have authority to do it but it’s politically damaging to do it. There is technically oversight of the special counsel with the attorney general. He was recused and now we have an acting attorney general. Regulation requires that the attorney general is not supposed to micromanage the work of the special counsel. He is not like any other U.S. Attorney under direct supervision. The ultimate control the attorney general has whether to release the report under what circumstances to release the report, whether to redact part of the report, whether to reject part of the report and send it back to the special counsel to say look you didn't do a good enough job. Go back to drawing board and do it again. Unlike any of those things will occur.”

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