(National Sentinel) Politics: Constitutional law professor and expert attorney Alan Dershowitz, an admitted supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, said Sunday that President Donald J. Trump had a right to ask former FBI Director James B. Comey to end the bureau’s investigation into his initial national security advisor, Michael Flynn.
In appearance after appearance last week, Dershowitz, a noted civil libertarian and defender of law, not political figures, has defended any alleged Trump interactions with the former FBI director, including his firing as perfectly legal and constitutionally justifiable.
In remarks on “CNN Newsroom With Ana Cabrera,” the Harvard law professor said there are two remedies for those who are outraged over Trump’s firing of Comey after the president reportedly pressed Comey to drop his investigation of Flynn – “amend the Constitution, [or] don’t vote for him,” Newsmax reported.
“But don’t try to expand the existing criminal law in violation of civil liberties to do what Stalin did, where [secret police chief Lavrentiy] Beria said, ‘Show me the man, I’ll give you the crime,'” Dershowitz said. “That’s not America.”
As for impeachment, Dershowitz said that’s a political solution.
“The problem with impeachment is exactly what Candidate Trump did during the campaign – and you can’t impeach a president who ran and won based on all the things he’s done, all the things he’s now doing,” he said.
“There’s not that much new that would warrant either an impeachment, certainly not a criminal prosecution,” he added, alluding to the naming of Robert Mueller as a special prosecutor by the Justice Department last week.