Famed liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz told Judge Jeanine Pirro on Saturday that there is no evidence that Donald Trump Jr. committed any crime, after revealing he met in 2016 with a Russian lawyer who said she had incriminating information about Hillary Clinton.
“I don’t see any crime at this point in time,” Dershowitz said. “There’s a First Amendment right of the candidate to use information.”
“How can they even use the word treason?” asked Pirro.
Dershowitz replied that he’s quite upset by lawmakers accusing Don Jr. of treason. “It so flies in the face of history,” he said, explaining, “Treason shall consist only of basically waging war against the United States. It is inconceivable that anybody would argue that a private citizen — by securing information for a campaign from somebody who may be a surrogate of a foreign government — has committed treason. It’s so contrary to what that law is that we’re miseducating the American people. I tell people to look at the Constitution.”
He added, “It’s so dangerous to democracy to throw around these criminal terms and just accuse people willy-nilly.”
Commenting on Dershowitz, DML said the following: “I’ve interviewed Alan and he will tell you upfront he is a hard-line Democrat. He doesn’t support the policies of Trump. But as much as he is a Democrat, he is first and foremost an American, and he’s a lawyer who does not allow his politics to get in the way of the truth. If Alan says something about the law, I tend to believe it over all other comments made by lawyers appearing on TV.”
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