Trump Cites Dershowitz In Claim That Mueller Should Not Have Been Appointed

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President Trump on Wednesday cited an argument made by Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz as evidence for why he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller should not have been appointed.

“‘Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exists or not. I was opposed to the selection of Mueller to be Special Council. I am still opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!’ So stated by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz,” Trump wrote, quoting Dershowitz in two tweets.

Trump’s tweets came after Dershowitz, a former supporter of Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton, on Tuesday defended the president on Fox News and claimed Trump was “100 percent right” to oppose the Mueller probe and the existence of a special counsel. But he cautioned Trump on how he should “deal with” the investigation.


Read more at The Hill.



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