Alan Dershowitz Calls on Not Prosecuting Trump or Clinton: ‘Stop Criminalizing Political Differences’
On Monday night, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz attempted to address the toxic political climate that has consumed numerous investigations.
He agreed with Laura Ingraham that the DOJ inspector general should release the anti-Trump text messages of FBI investigator Peter Strzok and that he should have “recused himself from the very beginning.”
“What I’m concerned about in your monologue, you’re doing to Hillary Clinton exactly what the Democrats are trying to do to Donald Trump,” Dershowitz told Ingraham. “You’re trying to criminalize political differences.”
Dershowitz insisted that the former Secretary of State didn’t commit any crimes and that she was in fact “extremely careless,” which he noted was ultimately decided by then-FBI Director James Comey and not just Strzok.
“But I think we have to stop criminalizing political differences on both sides,” Dershowitz continued. “Hillary Clinton shouldn’t be locked up. Donald Trump shouldn’t be prosecuted for any crimes. If you don’t like what they did, don’t vote for them. That’s the answer; democracy.”
Ingraham pushed back, saying that people in the military are prosecuted for mishandling classified information on a regular basis and people at home ask why do the Clintons get “special treatment.” Dershowitz responded by saying that no one in American history in a position as high as Clinton was in had ever been prosecuted.
“When you’re in a position like Secretary of State and you have a lot of underlings working beneath you,” Dershowitz elaborated, “it’s very different than if you are your own officer in the army and you take things home in a clear violation of rules.”
Dershowitz ended by calling for a “cease-fire” on both sides of the aisle.
Watch the clip above, via Fox News.
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