Alan Dershowitz Reacts to Release of Mueller Report

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Alan Dershowitz Reacts to Release of Mueller Report
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Alan Dershowitz Reacts to Release of Mueller Report
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Former Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on Fox News with Howard Kurtz to discuss the his reactions to Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s report concerning accusations of collusion between Russia and the 2016 Trump campaign. The investigation began in May of 2017, lasting nearly two years. Dershowitz, himself a Democrat, was noted throughout the investigation for his skepticism about the allegations.

Dershowitz was highly critical of the media throughout the interview. The former professor accused CNN of essentially banning him from their network simply because he wasn’t willing to misrepresent the law in regards to the Special Counsel investigation. However, Dershowitz maintained that he holds a nonpartisan view of the law, regardless of which political party may benefit from his legal analysis.

The impartiality Dershowitz mentions appeared to be on full display while discussing Michael Avenatti, a frequent critic of President Trump and former attorney to Stormy Daniels. Dershowitz and Avenatti have engaged in numerous public feuds in the past. While criticizing the media for promoting guests with sensationalized claims, Dershowitz used Avenatti as an example. When Kurtz brought up the fact Avenatti is now facing serious criminal charges, Dershowitz was quick to remind the audience that Avenatti is innocent until proven guilty.

Dershowitz suggested “wishful-thinking” was to blame for the many in the media exaggerating the truth about the Mueller investigation. He was also highly critical of the report itself for what he described as a misrepresentation of obstruction of justice. Dershowitz has long maintained that it is unreasonable to suggest the President of the United States could possibly obstruct justice simply by exercising his constitutional authority to fire and replace executive branch staff.

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