Dershowitz on Mueller’s Indictment of 12 Russians: It ‘Proves That We Never Needed a Special Counsel’
On Friday, emeritus Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz joined Fox News’ Martha MacCallum to talk about the news of the day, the indictment of 12 Russian officials for meddling in the U.S. election.
At one point in the interview, MacCallum asked Dershowitz about Trump lawyer Rudy Giuliani‘s tweeted out response to the indictment that says, in part, “Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the president and say President Trump is completely innocent.”
The indictments Rod Rosenstein announced are good news for all Americans. The Russians are nailed. No Americans are involved. Time for Mueller to end this pursuit of the President and say President Trump is completely innocent.
— Mayor Rudy Giuliani (@RudyGiuliani) July 13, 2018
“Your thoughts?” MacCallum said, prompting Dershowitz’s reply.
“Well, you know it proves — this indictment proves that we never needed a special counsel,” Dershowitz replied.
He continued on: This indictment could have been brought by ordinary prosecutors, ordinary FBI agents. There’s no conflict here. It’s Russians they are going after. There is no president; There’s no people around the president; There’s no conflict between the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and Americans — It’s all Russians. Why do we need to spend 20, 30, 40 million dollars, have special counsel appointed to do a routine national security investigation? [That’s] number one.”
He then concluded: “Number Two, we will never find out the extent of the guilt of these people because, of course, they are never going to go on trial. They are indicted. Do you think the Russians are going extradite them? Do you think they’re going travel to the United States to Disneyland to get arrested? Of course that’s not going to happen. So, it will be the end of the process. And indictments are just one-sided allegations. They are not proof.”
Watch above, via Fox News
[image via screengrab]
Have a tip we should know? firstname.lastname@example.org