Skip to comments.CNN’s Lockhart: Dershowitz’s ‘Un-American’ Claim Is What Hitler Used to Justify Genocide
Posted on 01/30/2020 11:18:46 AM PST by rktman
A week after being roasted for tweeting a fake conversation between Republican senators, CNN political commentator and former Clinton White House Press Secretary Joe Lockhart claimed Wednesday night during the Senate trials dinner break that an argument used by Trump legal team member Alan Dershowitz was un-American and akin to those used by authoritarian people to justify genocide.
OutFront host Erin Burnett asked Lockhart what he made of Dershowitzs claim that a presidential action done in the national interest...cannot be a quid pro quo that results in impeachment.
Without hesitation, Lockhart stated that while hes worked on about a dozen campaigns and they often believe their winning would be the best thing for the country, what Dershowitz argued went beyond that. Instead, it was un-American.
Lockhart went into another gear with his next assertion, which was that Dershowitz (a Jewish man no less) was peddling a policy peddled by some of the worlds worst dictators:
This is what you hear from Stalin. This is what you hear from Mussolini, what you hear from author from Hitler, from all the authoritarian people who rationalized, you know, in some cases, genocide based on what was in the public interest. It was a startling and I still can't believe he went on the floor of the Senate and made that argument.
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President to foreign country: “You’ve got to stop corrupting our politicians or were aren’t going to keep giving you money”
Impeachable? Because that is what happened.
A McCarthy believes the defense should make Schiff & Co prove that a Biden investigation would be of personal benefit to Trump. The Democratic convention is a long way off Biden is not their candidate
Oh, that’s not gonna go over well with Dershowitz
Actually, it was the fascist claim that anything that opposed the deep state was what Hitler used to justify genocide. And Bernie is right by his side. Lock and load brothers, there’s a hard rain coming down.
Wait! What? Joe Lockhart, Clintonista muscle, is not in jail yet? I remember when he killed a woman’s cat and left it dead on her doorstep because she was going to testify against rapist Bill.
Why is this vermin still walking the earth?
Godwin’s Law being played out right before our very eyes, IRL.
Joe Biden will be dead before October.
You heard it here first.
No ... he just finished working a nice stint with the N.F.L.
Just what I thought as well. Maybe the people they continue to slander every day on the news without any facts need to start suing these so called news people and the companies they work for into oblivion.
Such erratic behavior has been linked to someone with a Glioblastoma and possible brain bleeds
25th amendment calls for impeachment under such circumstances
Well Dershowitz just won.
I am fairly certain that Hitler didn’t care if people were un-American.
The wild ass comments tossed out by the Leftists these days are beyond the pale.
Dersh is defending an innocent man. Hitler was not an innocent man, and to compare the two, is of the level of a crime against humanity.
It denigrates the historical facts surrounding Hitler. It’s almost a denial of the true nature of Hitler, to make this comparison.
To be honest, I didn’t like the claim, either. At least, the way that I heard it presented.
Instead of saying that if the President thinks that his re-election is in the national interest, it can’t be abuse, I think it should have been phrased as, if the President thinks something is in the national interest, then it doesn’t matter if it also benefits his political campaign.
OTH,I would never second-guess Dershowitz on legal or public relations matters. He seems to be pretty good at what he does.
And today we have the “Trump raped me” story, right on schedule.
If there is a single American left not thoroughly disgusted and done with the Democrat party, they need to pack their bags and get the hell out already. Enough.
Hitler was piker compared to Mao, who killed 60 million....
He has to be getting sick and tired of the flacid comparisons...
The demoncRats know this is over tomorrow.
One last chance to toss mud and hopefully affect the Senate neanderthals.
Just looked. Nope, no clothes from the 90’s anywhere in the house that I could find.
So now lockhart is equating adolf hitler with a highly ethical, internationally praised, widely acknowledged constitutional scholar, greatly revered Harvard professor, enormously successfully attorney? Who knew hitler was such a decent guy? Only in the mind of a liberal, “mind” as used here being a relative term.
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