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  • Dershowitz on Trump Jr Meeting: ‘A Candidate Has the Right to Get Information From Whatever Source’

    07/17/2017 9:59:16 AM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 16 Jul 2017 | Trent Baker
    Saturday on Fox News Channel’s “Justice,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz defended President Donald Trump’s son, Donald Trump Jr., for meeting with Russian attorney Natalia Veselnitskaya to do opposition research. According to Dershowitz, there is nothing wrong with a candidate getting information on his opponent from any type of source. “If it were to be prosecuted, the First Amendment would trump. A candidate has the right to get information from whatever source the information comes,” he argued.
  • Dershowitz "Shocked" How Far the Left Is 'Stretching Existing Laws,'

    07/17/2017 6:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, told Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro he sees no crime in Donald Trump Jr’s behavior. “I’m shocked as a civil libertarian, and a criminal lawyer and a liberal at how liberals are, some of them at least, prepared to stretch existing laws, talk about treason, talk about other kinds of crimes that just don’t exist when it comes to the facts as we know them about this meeting,” he said. “So I’m going to keep insisting we stop accusing people of crime when there is no evidence...
  • Comey’s leaked memos: Who will guard the guardians?

    07/14/2017 5:11:07 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | July 12, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Comey should be rebuked by the Justice Department for violating its rules, but there is not enough evidence at the moment to warrant the appointment of another special counsel. US President Trump has accused former FBI director James Comey of illegality in leaking memos that may have contained classified information. If it is true that the leaked Comey memos – laundered through a law professor in an effort to pressure Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein into appointing a special counsel – contained classified information, who will investigate Comey? Surely the special counsel, Comey’s friend who he helped get appointed, could...
  • Dershowitz Slams New York Times Op-ed For Broaching Trump Jr. Treason Charge

    07/12/2017 11:29:28 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 37 replies
    thehill.com ^ | 07/12/17
    Noted attorney Alan Dershowitz slammed The New York Times on Wednesday, telling Fox News's Neil Cavuto he can't believe the newspaper "had an op-ed in which treason was mentioned" regarding Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting with a Russian lawyer. "There’s really no difference on the First Amendment between a campaigner using information obtained from somebody who obtained it illegally and the newspaper doing it," said Dershowitz, who is also an opinion contributor for The Hill, on "Cavuto Coast to Coast" show on Fox Business. "So I think this is conduct that would be covered by the First Amendment. "It is also...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'I Don't See a Crime' With Don Jr.

    07/12/2017 8:22:09 AM PDT · by mandaladon · 30 replies
    Newsmax ^ | 12 Jul 2017 | Todd Beamon
    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told Newsmax TV on Tuesday that "I don't see a crime" in Donald Trump Jr.'s meeting last year with a lawyer with ties to the Russian government. "Even if there was coordination, even if the worst-case scenario as far as we know now is the Russians getting in touch with Trump Jr. and saying: 'We have some dirt on Hillary Clinton. Come. We'll give it to you,'" he told Miranda Khan on "America Talks Live" in an interview. "And he goes and gets the information. "That's what The New York Times did in...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves [] Trump Personally'

    06/26/2017 8:51:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Laura Ingraham.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz/Laura Ingraham
    Alan Dershowitz: 'Justice Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves President Trump Personally'
  • Report: Justice Kennedy Contemplating Retirement

    06/24/2017 4:51:20 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 83 replies
    PJ Media ^ | June 24, 2017 | Rick Moran
    The Supreme Court announced on Friday that it will publish its final rulings for this term on Monday. Some significant cases, including the possibility the court will hand down a decision on the legality of President Trump's travel ban, will be decided. But Washington is rife with rumors and speculation about the future of Justice Anthony Kennedy and whether or not he will retire after the term. Kennedy is 80 years old and said to be seriously considering the idea of stepping down. If he did, it would set off the mother of all confirmation battles. Kennedy has been...
  • Harvard Prof. Alan Dershowitz: President Trump 'Should Not Be Subject to Criminal Prosecution'

    06/19/2017 12:16:19 PM PDT · by drewh · 21 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | | Jun 19, 2017, 7:30 AM | by Pete Kasperowicz
    Alan Dershowitz, professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, argued Monday that Trump should not face any criminal penalty just because he fired former FBI Director James Comey. "The president of the United States should not be subject to criminal prosecution for merely exercising his constitutional authority," he said. "In the absence of any statute to the contrary, the president has the authority fire the director of the FBI, and the president has the power tell the director of the FBI who to investigate, who not to investigate," he added. Democrats have argued for months now that Trump fired Comey to...
  • Dershowitz: Comey Was a ‘Coward’ For Leaking; Says Obstruction Non-Existent Against the President

    06/10/2017 4:28:55 AM PDT · by blam · 42 replies
    Ibankcoin ^ | 6-10-2017 | Dr Fly
    Get in here shills. It’s time for your daily lesson on the sacred documents of the U.S. Constitution. Following up on his emphatic belief that the President can, essentially, do whatever the hell he wants with the FBI head — the famed Harvard Law professor called the former director a ‘coward’ for leaking his notes to the press, saying “I thought it shows a lot of cowardice. The head of the FBI (audible laughter), the guy is supposed to be a strong and powerful guy and he’s afraid of a couple seagulls (referring to Comey’s depiction of the press outside...
  • Special Podcast: Trump, Comey and Obstruction of Justice

    06/05/2017 6:27:04 PM PDT · by LouisianaJoanof Arc · 37 replies
    National Constitution Center ^ | 6/5/17 | NCC Staff
    In this special bonus We The People podcast episode, we explore the legal and constitutional issues surrounding President Donald Trump’s handling of the Russia probe. As all the nation knows at this point, former FBI Director James Comey is scheduled to testify before the Senate Intelligence Committee this Thursday, June 8, at 10 a.m. Comey was abruptly fired by the President on May 9, the reasons for which are under dispute. There are also reports that suggest the President tried to pressure federal officials, including Comey, into ending the Russia probe and related investigations. So, the question on the table...
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Don’t See Any Evidence of Collusion – Even if There Was, Not a Crime (VIDEO)

    05/19/2017 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2017 | Jim Hoft
    Prominent American lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, told Elizabeth MacDonald on FOX Business Network that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia and even if there was evidence it wasn’t a crime. Alan Dershowitz: Well first of all I don’t see any evidence of collusion, and second even if there was major collusion, that’s not a crime. Even hypothetically if the administration or the candidate got together with the Russians and said, “Please help me become president. Do whatever you can to help me.” That wouldn’t be a crime… The most serious condemnations...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Trump did not obstruct justice in firing James Comey

    05/12/2017 7:10:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/12/2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    An absurd argument is now being put forward by some Democratic ideologues: namely that President Trump engaged in the crime of obstructing justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. Whatever one may think of the president's decision to fire Comey as a matter of policy, there is absolutely no basis for concluding that the president engaged in a crime by exercising his statutory and constitutional authority to fire Comey. As Comey himself wrote in his letter to the FBI, no one should doubt the authority of the president to fire the director for any reason or no reason. It simply...
  • Dershowitz: Comey Firing ‘Appropriate,’ No Special Prosecutor

    05/10/2017 5:42:36 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 18 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 10 May 2017
    Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told CNN’s Don Lemon on Tuesday night that President Donald Trump was well within his rights to fire former FBI director James Comey, and that there was no need for a special prosecutor in the investigation into possible collusion between Russia and the Trump campaign. “Should Comey be the director of the FBI? The answer to that is no,” he said, noting that he had called earlier for Comey to resign. “He lost his credibility. … A lot of this is his fault.”
  • Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz slams ‘hypocrisy’ of DNC for politicizing Sean Spicer gaffe

    04/12/2017 4:41:39 PM PDT · by ErikJohnsky · 51 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 4/12 | Jessica Chasmar
    Alan Dershowitz, a prominent Harvard Law School professor and liberal author, slammed the Democratic National Committee as hypocritical for politicizing White House press secretary Sean Spicer’s Hitler gaffe while ignoring its own problem with anti-Semitism. Mr. Dershowitz said on “CNN Tonight” that he’s willing to give Mr. Spicer “a pass” after the press secretary initially suggested during a briefing Tuesday, which also marked Passover, that Adolf Hitler didn’t use chemical weapons during WWII. “What happened here is the guy screwed up,” Mr. Dershowitz said, according to a clip published by Real Clear Politics. “He apologized, and he apologized from his...
  • I will leave the Democrats if Keith Ellison is elected its chairman [Dershowitz to lead exodus]

    02/25/2017 11:14:23 AM PST · by catnipman · 90 replies
    The Hill ^ | 2/24/2017 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    There has been powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), to elect Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) chairman. If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting. I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats. But I will not contribute to the DNC or support it as an institution. My loyalty to my country and my principles and my heritage exceeds any loyalty to my party. I will urge other like-minded people...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Why I Will Leave the Democratic Party If Ellison Is Elected its Chairman

    02/24/2017 2:30:09 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 89 replies
    Algemeiner ^ | 2/24 | Alan Dershowitz
    Tomorrow the Democratic National Committee (DNC) will have to choose the direction of the Democratic Party, as well as its likely composition. It will be among the most important choices the DNC has ever had to make. There has been a powerful push from the hard-left of the Democratic Party, led by senator Bernie Sanders, to elect Keith Ellison chairman. If he is elected, I will quit the party after 60 years of loyal association and voting. I will become an independent, continuing to vote for the best candidates, most of whom, I assume, will still be Democrats. But I...
  • Alan Dershowitz: If Keith Ellison is Appointed DNC Chair, I Will Resign My Membership

    01/02/2017 1:41:26 PM PST · by ErikJohnsky · 26 replies
    Fox Business ^ | 12/30/2016 | Matthew Wisner
    When asked if the issue of Israel was foreshadowing a divide within the Democratic Party, Dershowitz responded, “It does, and if they now appoint [Minnesota Rep.] Keith Ellison, who worked with [Nation of Islam leader] Farrakhan, to be chairman of the DNC you’re going to see a lot of people leave.” Dershowitz then issued a stern warning to the Democratic Party. “I’m going to tell you right here on this show and this is news, if they appoint Keith Ellison to be chairman of the Democratic Party, I will resign my membership to the Democratic Party after 50 years of...
  • How Barack Obama fooled the Jews and betrayed them once he had their money

    12/29/2016 7:00:54 PM PST · by rickmichaels · 45 replies
    National Post ^ | Dec. 29, 2016 | Lawrence Solomon
    “(President Obama) called me into the Oval Office before the election and he said to me, ‘Alan, I want your support. And I have to tell you, I will always have Israel’s back.’ I didn’t realize that what he meant was that he’d have (Israel’s) back to stab them in the back.” So spoke this week a livid Alan Dershowitz, the famed Harvard professor, legal scholar and criminal lawyer whose judgment American Jews have long trusted and respected. Dershowitz now realizes that Obama had repeatedly duped him, and that through his endorsements of Obama, Dershowitz in turn duped many American...
  • Dershowitz: Ellison The Worst Possible Person In the History of the Party For Dems to Pick As Chair

    12/07/2016 12:47:02 AM PST · by Zakeet · 55 replies
    Brietbart ^ | December 6, 2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday's broadcast of the Fox Business Network's "The Intelligence Report," Harvard Law Professor Emeritus, attorney, and author Alan Dershowitz argued Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) "would be great for the Republicans," if elected DNC Chair and was a "part of" Louis Farrakhan's anti-Semitism "for years." Dershowitz said picking Ellison would be "about the dumbest thing, among many dumb things, the Democrats have done. After losing white, middle class, working-class people in the Midwest, you're going to pick somebody who for nine years was associated with a hate America, anti-American, anti-Western person? It's just nuts, and they’re going to lose a...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Bigotry Of Far Left Has To Be Called Out, and ‘Obama Hasn’t Done Enough’

    11/24/2016 3:20:33 PM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” attorney and author Alan Dershowitz criticized President Barack Obama for not calling out Black Lives matter and Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for their bigotry, and “we on the liberal side have to call out the bigotry on the left as strongly as people on the right have to call the bigotry of the far right.” Dershowitz said, “President Obama hasn’t done enough. He hasn’t done enough in calling out Black Lives Matter when they included an argument about genocide, calling Israel a genocidal country. He hasn’t done enough on Keith Ellison, who for years...