Dershowitz: It's Time to Eliminate the Special Counsel Process

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Posted: May 31, 2019 10:55 AM
Dershowitz: It's Time to Eliminate the Special Counsel Process

Since Special Counsel Robert Mueller was appointed two years ago to investigate the 2016 presidential election, Democrat and Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz has given him the benefit of the doubt. That all ended earlier this week when Mueller made a bizarre statement from the Department of Justice and resigned from his position. 

"Until today, I have defended Mueller against the accusations that he is a partisan. I did not believe that he personally favored either the Democrats or the Republicans, or had a point of view on whether President Trump should be impeached. But I have now changed my mind. By putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment based on obstruction of justice, Mueller has revealed his partisan bias. He also has distorted the critical role of a prosecutor in our justice system," Dershowitz wrote in an op-ed for The Hill.

Last night during an interview on Fox News, Dershowitz argued the Special Counsel process should be eliminated. 

"There should no longer ever be any Special Counsel. The Mueller investigation puts the final nail in the coffin of Special Counsels, Special Prosecutors. The Attorney General could do this himself. There are staff people, there are civil servants, there are full-time line prosecutors. Everything that was done here can be done by them," Dershowitz said.

Dershowitz also offered analysis of Democrats' impeachment fever, saying they are abusing the process, that their threats of impeachment without a crime are unconstitutional and that they would lose at the Supreme Court if President Trump fought back with a lawsuit.