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Dershowitz reacts to new details casting doubt on Mueller report


THEORY-LOVING PIP SQUEAK, ADAM SHIFT. JOINING US NOW WITH MORE ON THE TOP STORY IS THE PRESIDENT’S FORMER ATTORNEY, JOHN DOWD, ALSO THE AUTHOR OF THE INTRODUCTION TO THE MUELLER REPORT, HARVARD LAW PROFESSOR, ALAN DERSCHOWIZ. MR. DOWD, COUNSELOR, I’LL ASK YOU, I WOULDN’T WANT MY WORDS TWISTED LIKE THAT CONSIDERING WHAT YOU SAID WAS PERFECTLY LEGAL AND PROFESSIONAL AND THE THING TO DO AS YOU HAD A DEFENSE TO LEAD AT THAT POINT.>>I HAD AN OBLIGATION AS COUNSEL TO THE PRESIDENT TO FIND OUT WHAT WAS GOING ON. AND I’M SO GLAD JUDGE SULLIVAN ORDERED THE TRANSCRIPT. WAS WE NOW KNOW THE TRUTH. AND WE ALSO KNOW THIS ENTIRE REPORT BY MUELLER IS A FRAUD. AND WE’RE GOING TO FIND MORE OF THESE THINGS. ISN’T IT IRONIC THAT THIS MAN WHO KEPT INDICTING AND PROSECUTING PEOPLE FOR PROCESS CRIMES COMMITTED A FALSE STATEMENT IN HIS OWN REPORT. BY TAKING OUT HALF MY WORDS, THEY CHANGED THE TENOR AND THE CONTENTS OF THAT CONVERSATION WITH ROBERT KELNER. IT’S AN OUTRAGE. THERE’S PROBABLY MORE OF IT.>>YOU KNOW, ADD TO THIS PROFESSOR DERSCHOWIZ. THAT IN AND OF ITSELF IS AN OUTRAGE BECAUSE YOU ARE LITERALLY CHANGING THE EXACT MEETING OF WHAT THE COUNSELOR SAID. NUMBER ONE, NUMBER TWO. HOW EMBARRASSING FOR MUELLER LAST WEEK TO SAY I COULDN’T INDICT ON OBSTRUCTION BECAUSE THE DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE RULE THAT DOESN’T ALLOW OR QUESTIONS THE ABILITY OF HIM TO MAKE A DETERMINATION AS IT RELATES TO WHETHER YOU CAN OR CANNOT INDICT A SITTING PRESIDENT. AND THEN A TEAM HE PUT AROUND WITH ANDREW WISEMAN AND COMPANY IN SYDNEY POWELL’S LICENSE THE LIE. PROFESSOR, YOU CARE ABOUT CIVIL LIBERTIES, I CARE ABOUT CIVIL LIBERTIES, EVERY CITIZEN NEEDS TO BE CONCERNED IN THIS.>>THIS IS A VERY, VERY SERIOUS ISSUE. THE DISTORTION OF THE DOWD QUOTE IS VERY SERIOUS. ESPECIALLY SINCE REMEMBER THAT A REPORT BY A SPECIAL COUNSEL IS ALWAYS GOING TO BE ONE-SIDED. THEREFORE, YOU HAVE TO TRUST IT. BECAUSE THE OTHER SIDE DOESN’T HAVE A CHANCE TO LOOK AT IT AND SHOW WHAT’S WRONG WITH IT THE WAY IT WOULD IN AN ADVERSARIAL SITUATION. IF A LAWYER MADE A REPRESENTATION LIKE THAT TO A COURT AND SAID THIS IS THE QUOTE. AND LEFT OUT THE USUAL CONTEXT, WHICH SHOWED, AS JOHN SAID, THAT WHAT HE DISCUSSED WAS NOT ONLY ABSOLUTELY PROPER, BUT OBLIGATORY FOR A COUNSEL WHEN YOU HAVE A JOINT DEFENSE AGREEMENT TO FIND OUT EXACTLY WHAT’S LIKELY TO BE USED AGAINST YOUR — YOUR CLIENT, THERE’S –>>IT’S NOT INAPPROPRIATE.>>NOTHING INAPPROPRIATE.>>YEAH, HE SAID THAT.>>WHO WROTE THAT PARAGRAPH? WHO WROTE THAT PARAGRAPH?>>Sean: I HAVE A GUESS.>>THAT IS CRUCIAL. I KNOW. HOW DID IT GET PAST MUELLER, WHY WAS IT INCLUDE IN THERE? RIGHT FROM THE BEGINNING, I SAID BEFORE THIS REPORT IS MADE PUBLIC, IT SHOULD BE GIVEN TO THE DEFENSE AND INCLUDING THE FORMER DEFENSE ATTORNEY LIKE JOHN DOWD, TO BE ABLE TO GO THROUGH IT WITH A FINE-TOOTH COMB, FIND PROBLEMS WITH IT. FILE A REPORT STATING THE DEFENDANT’S POSITION AT THE SAME TIME, SO THE AMERICAN PUBLIC CAN JUDGE WHICH IS MORE CREDIBLE. THIS WAY IT JUST TURNS OUT A ONE-SIDED REPORT AND IT TURNS OUT IT’S TOTALLY DISTORTED.>>Sean: LET ME ASK YOU THIS. WE NOW HAVE THE FBI PROFESSOR GIVING SPECIAL TREATMENT TO HILLARY CLINTON IN HER INVESTIGATION, ONE, THE EXONERATION WRITTEN BEFORE ANYBODY IS EVEN INTERVIEWED. THAT NEVER HAPPENS. ALLOWING OTHER PEOPLE, INCLUDING A WITNESS, INSIDE THE ROOM WHILE SHE IS BEING QUESTIONED BY THE FBI. THIRDLY, THEY DON’T RECORD IT, THEY DON’T HAVE THE 302s, THEY BRAG ABOUT IT. STRUCK AND PAGE BRAG ABOUT LORETTA LYNCH’S ROLE AND THERE’S NO WAY THEY WERE NOT GOING TO RIG THAT INVESTIGATION. I KNOW YOU LIKE THE CLINTONS, BUT I THINK YOU LIKE THE CONSTITUTION, THE RULE OF LAW, EQUAL JUSTICE AND APPLICATION OF OUR LAW AS MORE?>>I LIKE — I LIKE TO MAKE SURE THAT WE’RE NOT WEAPONIZING OUR CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM. I THINK WE HAVE TO USE THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE SYSTEM ONLY IN EXTREME CASES. WE HAD HERE AN INVESTIGATION, IT MAY NOT HAVE BEEN THE PERFECT INVESTIGATION, BUT JAMES COMEY CONCLUDED AND THE JUSTICE DEPARTMENT CONCLUDED.>>Sean: YOU ACKNOWLEDGING THIS DOESN’T HAPPEN TO EVERYBODY ELSE. DOES IT?>>SHE HAD DONE SOMETHING WRONG. WELL, IF YOU’RE THE SECRETARY OF STATE AND PREVIOUS SECRETARIES OF STATE USED HOME — PERSONAL — PERSONAL E-MAIL, THEN YOU HAVE TO ASK YOURSELF, WAS THERE ANY PRECEDENT FOR THIS KIND OF PROSECUTION? SO, I’M SATISFIED THAT THERE WAS NO PROSECUTION OF HILLARY CLINTON. I’M NOT SATISFIED WITH THE WAY IN WHICH THEY’VE GONE AFTER DONALD TRUMP. I THINK EQUAL PROTECTION OF THE LAW REQUIRES LESS CRIMINALIZATION, NOT MORE CRIMINALIZATION.>>Sean: JOHN DOWD, LAST FEW WORDS.>>SEAN, SEAN — SEAN?>>Sean: YES, SIR. GO.>>THEY NOT ONLY WENT AFTER DONALD TRUMP, THEY WENT AFTER HIS LAWYERS. THAT PARAGRAPH THAT THEY PUT OUT IN THAT REPORT IS A SMEAR OF ME AND MY REPUTATION. AND WHAT I USED TO BE A PROSECUTOR, IF ANYONE MADE AN ALLEGATION ABOUT A LAWYER, AND WHAT HE WAS DOING –>>Sean: OUTRAGEOUS.>>IF HE WAS CROSSING THE LINE.>>Sean: YOU CHECK IT OUT.>>I’D GIVE HIM WHAT I — I MET WITH — I MET WITH — I MET WITH MUELLER AND QUARLES THE WHOLE TIME. THEY NEVER SAID A WORD TO ME. INSTEAD THEY PULL THIS.