Dershowitz: Absolutely No Case for Obstruction of Justice Against Donald Trump Dershowitz: Absolutely No Case for Obstruction of Justice Against Donald Trump – NTK Network

Dershowitz: Absolutely No Case for Obstruction of Justice Against Donald Trump

"If Congress ever were to charge [Trump] with obstruction of justice...we'd have a constitutional crisis," Dershowitz said on Monday.

By NTK Staff | 12.04.2017 @10:44am

Liberal Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said that President Donald Trump was within his rights when he fired former FBI Director James Comey and that there isn’t a case for obstruction of justice during an interview on “Fox and Friends” on Monday.

Fox News’ Brian Kilmeade asked Dershowitz whether he agreed with Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) assessment that a case of obstruction of justice against Trump was developing.

“No, I don’t, and I think if Congress ever were to charge [Trump] with obstruction of justice for exercising his Constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” Dershowitz told Kilmeade.

“You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate. That’s what Thomas Jefferson did, that’s what Lincoln did, that’s what Roosevelt did. We have precedents that clearly establish that,” Dershowitz continued.

Dershowitz explained that in order to bring a case of obstruction of justice against the president of the United States, you would need “clearly illegal acts.”

“There has never been a case in history where a president has been charged with obstruction of justice for merely exercising his constitutional authority. That would cause a constitutional crisis in the United States, and I hope [Robert] Mueller doesn’t do that,” Dershowitz concluded. “Senator Feinstein simply doesn’t know what she’s talking about when she says it’s obstruction of justice to do what a president is completely authorised to do under the Constitution.”

Dershowitz then said that if Trump really was trying to obstruct justice, he would have pardoned former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn, which Trump has not done.

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