Alan Dershowitz is blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for trying to turn President Trump’s constitutional actions into crimes.
Mueller, who was appointed to investigate claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” Dershowitz stated in an interview with Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime.”
Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, said it was “very worrying” that Mueller requested documents from the Justice Department regarding Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe.
Mueller is now scheduled to interview several White House officials.
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“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 directed his attorney general to go after Aaron Burr.”
If the law is to be changed, it must be done by a legislature, not a prosecutor, the professor insisted.
“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,” Dershowitz said, adding, “These are political sins if they are sins at all. They are not crimes.”
Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said he believes there should be no special counsel investigations of either Trump or Hillary Clinton. Instead, he favors a bipartisan national commission to look into Russian influence on American elections so it doesn’t happen again.
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