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  • Alan Dershowitz Explains Why President Trump Chose Kavanaugh Over Barrett

    07/10/2018 4:09:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 86 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | July 10, 2018 | Todd Starnes
    Less than a day after President Trump announced Judge Brett Kavanaugh as his choice to fill the vacancy left by Justice Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, Todd Starnes spoke with Alan Dershowitz, Harvard Law Professor and author of The Case Against Impeaching Trump, about why Judge Amy Coney Barrett was not selected. "I don't think the President decided not to pick Barrett, I think he decided to not to pick her for this vacancy. I think he anticipates several vacancies. If Ruth Bader Ginsberg leaves, he might pick her then. The American people have to know one thing that...
  • Dershowitz: I’m treated worse for defending Trump than I was for O.J. Simpson

    07/07/2018 11:19:34 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 replies
    The Hill ^ | 07/07/18 | John Bowden
    Fox News contributor Alan Dershowitz says in a new interview that the treatment he receives from his fellow Democrats over his comments about Robert Mueller's special counsel investigation is worse than what he received for his successful defense of former NFL star O.J. Simpson. In an interview with The New York Times, Dershowitz discussed the fallout he had received after penning a recent column for The Hill arguing that President Trump was the victim of McCarthyite tactics employed by Mueller. “I’m enjoying this,” Dershowitz said. “It’s a red badge of courage.”"This is much worse than all that, because in those...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Trump should nominate a 'true conservative' to the Supreme Court

    07/04/2018 7:08:22 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 45 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | July 03, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    Fox News hosts told Dershowitz that many Democrats were against Amy Coney Barrett, who Trump met with on Monday and is one of the top names he is considering for nomination because of her religious beliefs that they feel could lead her to overturn Roe v. Wade. “Well, you know the Constitution says no religious test shall ever be required for any office under the United States. It would be unconstitutional and immoral to take into account negatively a person's religious views,” Dershowitz said.
  • Alan Dershowitz slams Martha's Vineyard liberals for 'shunning' him over Trump defense

    07/02/2018 11:52:17 PM PDT · by wmileo · 75 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | July 3, 2018 | Lukas Mikelionis
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said last week that his defense of President Donald Trump’s constitutional rights led to him being “shunned” by his own friends at a high-end seasonal destination. The famed lawyer lamented the efforts to eject him from his social life at Martha’s Vineyard amid his outspoken criticism of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into the alleged collusion with Russia. In an op-ed for The Hill, Dershowitz, a frequent guest on Fox News, said that though he’s politically a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in addition to contributing “handsomely” to her campaign, his defense of...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Media is 'weaponizing a cliche' by saying Trump is 'above the law'.....

    06/06/2018 6:58:41 AM PDT · by caww · 13 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/6/2018 | Eddie Scarry
    President Trump’s opponents say he believes he’s “above the law,” but famed constitutional lawyer Alan Dershowitz says are simply “weaponizing a cliche.” “The claim that President Tump is above the law has become a cliche,” Dershowitz said. “What he and his legal team are asserting is that the law provides them certain protections and immunities. That should surprise no one who is familiar with the Constitution. The Constitution also provides immunities for members of Congress. … That doesn’t place them above the law. That is the law." "I think it’s fair to say that those people who are arguing that...
  • Law Prof: Trump can pre-pardon all in Russia probe, kill Mueller’s inquest.......

    06/03/2018 6:11:05 PM PDT · by caww · 16 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 6/3/2018 | Paul Bedard
    President Trump is not only right in claiming he can’t be subpoened in special prosecutor Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation, but he can also issue a blanket pardon to any targeted in the probe, a move that would essentially shut it down, according to a top legal expert. By offering a pre-pardon, Trump could signal to potential “flippers” that they won’t have to go to jail for refusing to testify against the president or his 2016 presidential campaign. According to George Washington University Law School Professor John F. Banzhaf, the president has several ways to thwart Mueller, including a move “to...
  • Alan Dershowitz says anyone can get clemency from Trump, as buzz builds behind bars

    06/03/2018 7:21:47 AM PDT · by deplorableindc · 43 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | June 3, 2018
    President Trump issued his first prison commutation after lunch with Alan Dershowitz. The men talked about Mideast politics before Trump "asked me what else was on my mind, and I told him. I took advantage of the moment,” the longtime Harvard law professor recalled. Dershowitz told the president about Sholom Rubashkin, a kosher meatpacking executive who was seven years into a 27-year prison sentence for financial crimes. Not long after, Rubashkin in December became the first — and so far only — person Trump released from prison. "You have to appeal to his sense of injustice," said Dershowitz, who often...
  • Alan Dershowitz: NBC’s Demonization of Bolton and Gatestone

    05/10/2018 6:02:45 PM PDT · by SJackson · 21 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 5-9-18 | Alan Dershowitz
    When I was growing up, organizations that expressed any views at all similar to those expressed by Communist groups were called “Communist fronts.” Anyone who defended on the grounds of civil liberties the right of communists to express their hateful ideology was labeled a “commie-symp.” All decent people railed against this coerced, “politically correct” guilt-by-association, because it endangered freedom of speech, freedom of association, basic fairness and, especially, truth. Today a similar tactic of defamatory character assassination against people with whom one disagrees, particularly conservatives, is being employed by elements of the left, including some in the mainstream media. Consider...
  • Alan Dershowitz and Richard Painter Get in Tense Clash: (trunc)

    05/05/2018 4:30:35 PM PDT · by BBell · 22 replies ^ | 5/5/18 | Josh Feldman
    Alan Dershowitz and Richard Painter Get in Tense Clash: Mueller May Be a Good American But ‘You’re Not’An MSNBC debate between Alan Dershowitz and Senate candidate Richard Painter got tense and personal as they clashed over Robert Mueller. Painter praised Mueller as a “highly professional prosecutor” with a great record and said it’s a “tragedy” that the country now has to endure all of this. Dershowitz said the White House’s behavior may be a “tragedy” too, but so is Mueller’s office, and he described the special counsel as someone with a “mixed reputation” in Boston from before he headed the...
  • ACLU denies Alan Dershowitz's charge they are AWOL on Trump's civil liberties

    05/03/2018 2:46:57 PM PDT · by deplorableindc · 26 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | May 3, 2018
    <p>American Civil Liberties Union leaders are denying a claim from attorney Alan Dershowitz that they are silent on civil liberties issues involving President Trump because they are opposed to his politics.</p> <p>Dershowitz, a former Harvard Law School professor, said in an MSNBC interview Thursday that “the ACLU has totally disappeared” and that civil libertarians have "forgotten what they have been preaching for 50 years because it’s Donald Trump that they are after.”</p>
  • “Freedom Is Never More Than One Generation Away From Extinction”

    04/28/2018 7:50:17 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 3 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 4-28-18 | MOTUS
    Alan Dershowitz, renowned liberal lawyer, Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus and civil libertarian, is more qualified and credentialed than most to point out the hypocrisy of the left. Ever since they revealed themselves as “Get Trump At Any Cost” partisans he has been doing so with a vengeance as he sees their actions as extremely dangerous to civil liberty. His recent editorial contains a synopsis of the argument in his book, Trumped up! How Criminalizing Politics is Dangerous to Democracy. He explains how former civil libertarians are prepared to sacrifice civil liberties in the quest for their truth on the...
  • Dershowitz confronts Hannity: 'You should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen'

    04/17/2018 6:33:13 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 133 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/16/2018 | Brett Samuels
    Attorney and frequent Fox News guest Alan Dershowitz criticized host Sean Hannity on Monday for not disclosing his relationship with Michael Cohen, President Trump's attorney, during his frequent discussions about Cohen in recent weeks. Dershowitz, a defender of Trump amid his legal woes, was brought on to discuss former FBI Director James Comey’s Sunday night interview on ABC News, but first addressed the Monday revelation that Hannity is the previously unnamed client of Cohen. “I really think you should have disclosed your relationship with Cohen,” Dershowitz said, calling it a “complicated situation.” “It was minimal,” Hannity responded. “I understand that,...
  • Justice Department violated Michael Cohen's constitutional rights just by seizing his records [TR]

    04/11/2018 3:06:52 AM PDT · by McGruff · 45 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 11 April 2018
    Full Title: Justice Department violated Michael Cohen's constitutional rights just by seizing his records, Alan Dershowitz tells – hours before Harvard law professor has dinner with Trump A famed Harvard legal scholar is raising concerns about the Justice Department's ability to responsibly handle some documents seized Monday from Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's offices. Among the scooped-up papers, and lurking on phones and hard drives, is likely to be a cache of material that's covered by attorney-client privilege. Prosecutors are not permitted access to those files, and the DOJ's standard practice is to set up a 'taint team' – a...
  • Alan Dershowitz Huddling At White House Amid Rumors POTUS Wants Lawyer To Join Legal Team

    04/10/2018 6:53:19 PM PDT · by ethom · 74 replies
    Garteway Pundit ^ | April 10, 2018 | by Joshua Caplan
    lawyer Alan Dershowitz is huddling with the President at the White House. “Some news – Dershowitz has been at the White House for part of today as Trump seeks his input, and he’s supposed to have dinner with the president tonight, per WH sources,” New York Times White House Correspondent, Maggie Haberman tweeted. Maggie Haberman ✔ @maggieNYT Some news - Dershowitz has been at the White House for part of today as Trump seeks his input, and he’s supposed to have dinner with the president tonight, per WH sources 4:11 PM - Apr 10, 2018 5,344 4,653 people are talking...
  • Rosenstein's goal: Take Trump down by any means necessary

    04/10/2018 6:11:42 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 39 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 04-10-18 | DrJohn
    It was Rod Rosenstein who signed off on Mueller's wish to raid Donald Trump's personal attorney: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein personally gave the green light for the FBI to raid the hotel room and office of President Donald Trump’s longtime lawyer Michael Cohen on Monday, The New York Times first reported. Rosenstein oversees special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russia’s role in the 2016 election. The Cohen raid came, in part, from a referral from Mueller’s team. The raid was executed by the office of the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York. The man running that office, interim U.S. attorney...
  • Justice Department violated Michael Cohen's constitutional rights just by seizing his records [tr]

    04/10/2018 6:26:05 PM PDT · by Enchante · 74 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | April 10, 2018 | Staff
    Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz will have dinner Tuesday at the White House with President Donald Trump He tells that the Department of Justice violated Trump lawyer Michael Cohen's rights when it seized his documents on Monday The government will set up a team of agents and lawyers to review the material to make sure prosecutors don't see anything 'privileged' That could include documents covered by the sanctity of an attorney-client relationship, whose mere presence in prosecutors' hands could 'taint' a case But since those 'taint teams' are made up of government agents, Dershowitz says the DOJ already has...
  • Joe DiGenova & Alan Dershowitz Blast Rosenstein

    04/04/2018 9:05:44 PM PDT · by Signalman · 14 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4/4/2018 | The Still Report
    Joe DiGenova & Alan Dershowitz Blast Rosenstein
  • Joe diGenova Goes Full Wolverine on Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein

    04/05/2018 12:33:08 PM PDT · by detective · 16 replies
    Conservative Treehouse ^ | April 4, 2018 | Sundance
    Alan Dershowitz and Joe diGenova appear on Sean Hannity TV show to discuss the latest revelations in the Robert Mueller ‘Muh Russia’ collusion investigation. Against yesterday’s backdrop discovery of the secret instructions from Asst. Attorney General Rod Rosenstein to Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Joe diGenova goes full wolverine.
  • Rosenstein Secret Special Counsel Memo Was Written After the Feds Already Raided Manafort’s House

    04/03/2018 9:28:18 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 67 replies
    The memo gives Mueller a more specific description of his authority and states that he can investigate Paul Manafort for any “crimes arising out of payments he received from the Ukrainian government before and during the tenure of President Viktor Yanukovych.” And that’s pretty much what Manafort was indicted for. Here’s the weird part about this: The Rosenstein “secret” memo revealed in this week’s court filing is dated August 2, 2017. According to media reports, Paul Manfort’s home was raided July 26, 2017. So that means Rosenstein’s laid out the more specified scope and definition of authority for the special...
  • Alan Dershowitz: ‘Obama Was Not Motivated By What Was Good For America’

    12/06/2017 8:18:15 AM PST · by SoFloFreeper · 63 replies
    Alan Dershowitz criticized the Mueller investigation and argued that there’s no way Donald Trump could have obstructed justice... ....“What if I can prove to you, and I think I can, that President Obama was not motivated by what was good for America or what was good for world peace?” Dershowitz said. “He was motivated by anger, frustration, and pique at Benjamin Netanyahu.”