Alan Dershowitz is a long time democrat and supporter of Barack Obama. But he doesn’t let his politics get in the way of his logic.
First and foremost Dershowitz is a legal analyst and Harvard law professor.
He targeted the media and liberal lawmakers for accusing Donald Trump Jr. of treason, saying they were “stretching existing laws” to convict Trump aides of “crimes that just don’t exist.”
The famed attorney stated Donald Jr.’s meeting with Russian-linked attorney, Natalia Veselnitskaya, was protected by his first amendment rights.
“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,” said Dershowitz. “So I’m going to keep insisting we stop accusing people of crime when there is no evidence of crime.”
“If [Trump Jr.] were to be prosecuted the First Amendment would trump. A candidate has a right to get information from whatever source the information comes,” he added. “If the material was obtained unlawfully you prosecute if you can the people who obtain the material. But there is a First Amendment right of a candidate to use information. So you can’t include information under the campaign finance law, that would be unconstitutional.”
Then the lawyer turned his laser beams onto democrats and others in the MSM who accused Don Jr. of treason against the U.S.
“The treason thing upsets me. When we with wrote our Constitution the British were using treason broadly against their kings. So the writers of the Constitution put a very narrow definition of treason. It is waging war against the United States. It’s inconceivable that anybody with knowledge of the Constitution or American history would argue a private citizen by securing information from for a campaign created treason,” said Dershowitz.
Do you think this will shut the mouths of democrats and the MSM?