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  • Surprise! Dershowitz 'biggest enemies' not who you think

    02/13/2018 6:02:01 AM PST · by RoosterRedux · 29 replies
    “I’m not worried about a few dozen people with swastikas who want to replace the Jews, because they’re our past,” Dershowitz explained. “They have no resonance on university campuses today. “But the hard, hard left? Anti-Semitism, anti-Christianity, intolerance for speech. It’s the future. These are our leaders,” he lamented. “When I used to teach 150 students in my first year of criminal law, I’d look around and I’d say, ‘Future president. Future chief justice. Future editorial director of the New York Times. Future managing partner of Goldman Sachs. They’re our future. And that’s why we have to worry much more...
  • Dershowitz to Obama: Don't associate with bigots, anti-Semites

    01/28/2018 11:29:33 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 57 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/1/18 | David Rosenberg
    Former Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz slammed former President Barack Obama over the weekend, following the revelation that the then-US Senator had met with Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan on Capitol Hill more than a decade ago. Last week, a photograph taken during a 2005 meeting between Farrakhan and Obama, then a freshly-minted US Senator from Illinois, was revealed to the public for the first time. The photographer, Askia Muhammad, told Fox News Thursday night that the Congressional Black Caucus had arranged the meeting, and subsequently pressed Muhammad to conceal the photograph. The picture shows a smiling Senator...
  • Don't diagnose Trump, respond to him

    01/13/2018 9:33:20 PM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Jan 14, 2018 | Alan Dershowitz
    Is President Trump mentally ill, suffering from dementia, or both? Some mental health professionals and others are arguing that he should be removed from office because the answer to at least one of those questions is “yes.” I believe this is a dangerous course to follow. A Yale psychiatry professor has suggested the possibility that President Trump might be involuntarily committed to a mental hospital. Others have proposed that he be required to undergo psychiatric or psychological testing. Still others have suggesting invoking the 25thAmendment to the Constitution and declaring the president incompetent. For more than 25 years, I taught...
  • 'How Dare Liberals!': Dershowitz Blasts Fellow Dems Over Claims Trump Is Mentally Ill

    01/08/2018 12:58:32 AM PST · by a little elbow grease · 51 replies ^ | 1/8/18 | unknown
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz sounded off on claims the 25th Amendment should be used to remove President Trump over his mental capacity. Dershowitz, a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton, said calls for removal are "very dangerous." "There’s only one thing worse than trying to criminalize political differences and that’s trying to psychiatrize them," he said. "These psychiatrists who are trying to diagnose without having even met the man. That’s what they did in Russia."
  • Dershowitz: My Liberal Friends Say My Trump Defenses Are 100 Percent Right (tr)

    12/28/2017 1:01:40 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 13 replies ^ | Dec 27, 2017 | Matt Vespa
    Politico wrote about a few top media and political figures and how they dealt with being mentioned by President Trump on Twitter. For one Hillary Clinton supporter, liberal Democrat Alan Dershowitz says his family has seen better days. Dershowitz, a lawyer, is seen regularly on CNN, Fox News, and other outlets defending some of President Trump's decision, arguing there is no grounds for an obstruction of justice charge after he fired FBI Director James Comey earlier this year. While hoping that former Vice President Joe Biden challenges Trump in 2020, the liberal lawyer has said he’s lost several pounds this...
  • Alan Dershowitz on defending Trump: 'My liberal friends don't invite me to dinner anymore

    12/27/2017 7:22:22 AM PST · by GonzoII · 102 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | Dec 27, 2017 | Caitlin Yilek
    Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz says he’s feeling the heat from family and friends over his defense of President Trump amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. “It’s caused me to lose seven pounds,” Dershowitz told Politico. “My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore.”
  • Rubashkin Freed After Dershowitz Seized A Moment With Trump To Plead His Case

    12/23/2017 3:00:25 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 37 replies
    The Forward ^ | December 22, 2017 | Josh Nathan-Kazis
    At the end of a meeting with President Donald Trump this fall about the Middle East peace process, attorney Alan Dershowitz turned the conversation to a matter closer to home: The prison sentence of Sholom Rubashkin, the Kosher meatpacking executive then serving a 27-year prison sentence for bank fraud. Rubashkin, whose kosher meat firm AgriProcessors was the subject of a Forward expose in 2006 over the mistreatment of its workers, has been a case célèbre in some circles since his conviction in 2010. Dershowitz is among Rubashkin’s most prominent supporters — and was probably the first to bring the matter...
  • The Conflict over Jerusalem Is ALL Obama's Fault

    12/21/2017 10:34:10 AM PST · by detective · 23 replies
    The Gatestone Institute ^ | December 19, 2017 | Alan M. Dershowitz
    First, it is beyond the jurisdiction of the UN to tell a sovereign nation what it can and cannot recognize. The United States often stands alone with Israel against the world, and the US and Israel have been right. The bias of the international community against the nation state of the Jewish people has been long standing and evident, especially at the UN. Recall the infamous General Assembly Resolution declaring Zionism to be a form of racism. It received overwhelming support from the tyrannical nations of the world, which constitute a permanent majority of the UN, and was rescinded only...
  • Dershowitz: Would Be ‘Foolish’ to Fire Mueller – ‘They Have Him Where They Want Him’

    12/21/2017 5:18:07 AM PST · by davikkm · 25 replies
    breitbart ^ | IAN HANCHETT
    On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued that it would be bad strategy to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller because Mueller’s sloppiness will make him want to make any close calls in the president’s favor. Dershowitz said, “I would play the refs. I would keep the pressure on Mueller. Mueller’s very concerned about his reputation. He has been accused of conflict of interest, of not getting warrants, of using an improper source for a warrant. They have him where they want him. He’ll probably want to lean over backwards now...
  • Dershowitz Destroys Robert Mueller: He Has a Credibility Problem! (VIDEO)

    12/19/2017 7:16:08 AM PST · by davikkm · 13 replies
    IWB ^ | Chris Black
    Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who by the way is a well known Democrat, has said on Monday on Fox News? Channel’s “America’s Newsroom” that special counsel Robert Mueller has a credibility problem, and that’s quite big considering the source. Here’s Alan Dershowitz: “I’m not a Republican, I’m a Democrat. I think he has a credibility problem. He should have been more careful about who he hired. He should have disclosed he had taken that FBI agent off the case after his messages came out. I think he has a credibility problem on these emails without a warrant. I think...
  • Violence Should Not Determine Policy

    12/10/2017 12:14:12 AM PST · by Oshkalaboomboom · 11 replies
    newsmax ^ | Dec 09, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Violence should be responded to by police and military action, not by giving in to the unreasonable demands of those who use violence as a tactic. The reason violence — whether rock-throwing or more lethal forms of terrorism — is used is because it works... as a way to extort concessions from the world. And it works because policy makers often make or refrain from making controversial decisions based on the fear of violent reactions. Now just imagine what will happen if peace negotiations are commenced and both sides have to compromise. Israel's comprises will be met with law suits,...
  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    12/07/2017 11:17:24 AM PST · by Borges · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who changed the status quo and made peace more difficult, by handing the Palestinians enormous leverage in future negotiations and disincentivizing them from making a compromised peace. It had long been American foreign policy to veto any one-sided Security Council resolutions that declared Judaism’s holiest places to be illegally...
  • 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.”
  • Dershowitz Slams Feinstein Over Obstruction Argument: 'Doesn't Know What She's Talking About'

    12/04/2017 9:40:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 46 replies
    TownHall ^ | 12/4/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump was pleased with constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz’s defense of him over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, calling the Harvard Law professor’s analysis on Fox News a “must watch” interview. “A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on @foxandfriendstalking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said Trump has the constitutional right as president to fire his FBI director. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Dershowitz: ‘You Cannot Charge a President With Obstruction for Exercising His Constitutional Power’

    12/04/2017 9:29:24 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2017 | JEFF POOR
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz batted down the merit of obstruction of justice charges aimed at President Donald Trump for what he said was exercising his constitutional power and authority regarding the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and instructing the Department of Justice what to and not to investigate. “If Congress were to ever charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” he explained. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Dershowitz: Mueller’s Charge Against Flynn is Evidence Of Weakness

    12/03/2017 4:28:10 PM PST · by lasereye · 11 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | DECEMBER 3, 2017 | John Hinderaker
    This video of Alan Dershowitz on Fox & Friends yesterday is worth three minutes of your time, if you haven’t already seen it. Dershowitz agrees with our assessment that Mueller’s plea agreement with Michael Flynn indicates that he doesn’t have a case. He adds a further point that we haven’t made: the last thing any prosecutor wants to do is force his key witness to plead guilty to lying. That destroys his credibility. So Mueller wouldn’t have gone with the “false statement” approach if he had anything better: Video
  • Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz says Flynn's credibility is worthless and Trump will never be impeached

    12/02/2017 10:11:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 2, 2017
    ... It was Alan Dershowitz who saw into the future. "Flynn will do anything to save himself and his son. His credibility is worthless," Dershowitz said on Tuesday - three days before it was reported that former White House adviser Michael Flynn would testify that the Donald asked him to collude with the Russians. "They'll never be able to impeach President Trump," he also predicted.
  • See Dershowitz unleash on Mueller

    11/22/2017 10:11:51 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 11/22/2017 | Paul Bremmer
    'Going well beyond his authority as prosecutor' 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...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Mueller Likely Hoping Manafort Charges Will Spark Chain Reaction

    10/30/2017 9:06:32 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 41 replies
    Fox News ^ | October 30 2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    Alan Dershowitz analyzed what he thinks is Special Counsel Robert Mueller's grand strategy in the Russia investigation, calling it the "criminalization of political differences." "He has to go after somebody," the Harvard law professor emeritus and lifelong Democrat explained. "He can't just spend all the money and do nothing." "If he can find little things that's going to be a victory for him," the lawyer told "Fox & Friends."