Dershowitz: ‘I’m On the Way to Being Persuaded’ Trump’s Spygate Claims are Bogus


Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz has defended President Donald Trump‘s “SpyGate” claims over the last few days — but now it seems he’s not so sure the president’s allegations are legitimate anymore.

In a conversation with Fox News’ Bill Hemmer, Dershowitz was asked for his thoughts about how Rep. Trey Gowdy (R-SC) threw cold water on the notion that the FBI embedded a spy in Trump’s 2016 campaign. Dershowitz said he would prefer it if the inspector general looked into the matter, but he thought Gowdy’s reasoning about the FBI’s actions was sound last night.

“I’m halfway persuaded,” Dershowitz said. “I want to hear the inspector general and would like to see the facts myself, but I’m on the way to being persuaded.”

When Hemmer asked if the FBI should’ve told the Trump campaign about their investigation, Dershowitz said the Bureau should’ve at least informed Trump that they were looking into certain suspicious individuals. The professor added that it was a judgement call, though, and he wouldn’t criticize the FBI on that account.

Eventually, Hemmer asked about the connotations that the FBI remained silent about the preliminary investigation because it didn’t unveil anything hugely alarming. Dershowitz responded by saying its possible former Director James Comey was trying to even the playing field after how he handled the investigations into Hillary Clinton.

Watch above, via Fox News.

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