Alan Dershowitz Warns Mueller Turning
Trump's Constitutional Actions Into Crimes
Alan Dershowitz warned that the special
counsel appointed to investigate the Trump campaign's connections to
Russia is turning constitutional actions into crimes.
Special Counsel Robert Mueller is "going well beyond his authority as a
prosecutor," the Harvard law professor emeritus and lifelong Democrat
told "Outnumbered Overtime" on Monday.
Mueller has requested documents from the Justice Department regarding
the president's firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General
Jeff Sessions' recusal from the Russia probe. He is scheduled to
interview several White House officials.
"The president is entitled to fire the head of the FBI," Dershowitz
said. "The president is entitled to direct his attorney general who to
investigate, who not to."
"That's what the law has been since Thomas Jefferson," he added, saying
that if we want to change it we must do so in the legislative arena, not
through a prosecutor.
"I don't see that the prosecutor should have a right to turn a
constitutionally protected act of the president into a crime by
speculating on what his motive might have been," he stated.
"These are political sins if they are sins at all. They are not crimes."
"He's going to do the domino game," Dershowitz predicted. He explained
that Mueller will indict someone close to the president on an unrelated
matter and then press them for more information about Trump and Russia.
This is dangerous because sometimes those targeted in such a way
exaggerate, Dershowitz said, because they know that "the better the
evidence, the sweeter the deal."
The lawyer said he believes no investigation into either President Trump
or Hillary Clinton is warranted, but a bipartisan commission to
investigate Russian influence on elections is.