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  • The American People Deserve the Whole Story": Grassley on Importance of Congressional Oversight

    12/07/2017 1:32:18 PM PST · by smileyface · 11 replies
    US Senate Floor ^ | Dec 7, 2017 | Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa
    Prepared Senate Floor Statement by Senator Chuck Grassley of Iowa Chairman, Senate Judiciary Committee Bipartisan Congressional Oversight December 6, 2017 VIDEO Mr. President, I have been doing oversight of the executive branch for a very long time. I’ve done it as a Ranking Member. I’ve done it as a Chairman. I’ve done it when my party held the White House. And, I’ve done it when the other party held the White House. Earlier this year, I stood up for the rights of my Democrat colleagues to do oversight of the Trump administration, even while they are in the Minority. I...
  • Why Trump is right in recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital

    12/07/2017 11:17:24 AM PST · by Borges · 5 replies
    Fox News ^ | 12/7/2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital is a perfect response to President Obama’s benighted decision to change American policy by engineering the United Nations Security Council Resolution declaring Judaism’s holiest places in Jerusalem to be occupied territory and a “flagrant violation under international law.” It was President Obama who changed the status quo and made peace more difficult, by handing the Palestinians enormous leverage in future negotiations and disincentivizing them from making a compromised peace. It had long been American foreign policy to veto any one-sided Security Council resolutions that declared Judaism’s holiest places to be illegally...
  • Dershowitz Slams Feinstein Over Obstruction Argument: 'Doesn't Know What She's Talking About'

    12/04/2017 9:40:14 AM PST · by Signalman · 46 replies
    TownHall ^ | 12/4/2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    President Trump was pleased with constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz’s defense of him over his firing of former FBI Director James Comey, calling the Harvard Law professor’s analysis on Fox News a “must watch” interview. “A must watch: Legal Scholar Alan Dershowitz was just on @foxandfriendstalking of what is going on with respect to the greatest Witch Hunt in U.S. political history. Enjoy!” Trump wrote on Twitter. Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, said Trump has the constitutional right as president to fire his FBI director. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Dershowitz: ‘You Cannot Charge a President With Obstruction for Exercising His Constitutional Power’

    12/04/2017 9:29:24 AM PST · by Mr. Mojo · 20 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4 Dec 2017 | JEFF POOR
    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz batted down the merit of obstruction of justice charges aimed at President Donald Trump for what he said was exercising his constitutional power and authority regarding the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and instructing the Department of Justice what to and not to investigate. “If Congress were to ever charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” he explained. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire...
  • Legal eagle Alan Dershowitz says Flynn's credibility is worthless and Trump will never be impeached

    12/02/2017 10:11:09 AM PST · by Zakeet · 54 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | December 2, 2017
    ... It was Alan Dershowitz who saw into the future. "Flynn will do anything to save himself and his son. His credibility is worthless," Dershowitz said on Tuesday - three days before it was reported that former White House adviser Michael Flynn would testify that the Donald asked him to collude with the Russians. "They'll never be able to impeach President Trump," he also predicted.
  • Alan Dershowitz: Bigotry Of Far Left Has To Be Called Out, and ‘Obama Hasn’t Done Enough’

    11/24/2016 3:20:33 PM PST · by rktman · 25 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 11/24/2016 | Ian Hanchett
    On Tuesday’s broadcast of “CNN Tonight,” attorney and author Alan Dershowitz criticized President Barack Obama for not calling out Black Lives matter and Representative Keith Ellison (D-MN) for their bigotry, and “we on the liberal side have to call out the bigotry on the left as strongly as people on the right have to call the bigotry of the far right.” Dershowitz said, “President Obama hasn’t done enough. He hasn’t done enough in calling out Black Lives Matter when they included an argument about genocide, calling Israel a genocidal country. He hasn’t done enough on Keith Ellison, who for years...
  • Hints that Flynn's Team Is Now Cooperating With Mueller Investigation

    11/24/2017 9:33:42 AM PST · by Kaslin · 56 replies
    Fox News. com ^ | November 24, 2017 | Cortney O'Brien
    Former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's team of lawyers will no longer be working with Trump's defense team during special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian meddling. They had been sharing information up until this point.That may mean, The New York Times muses, that Flynn's team is cooperating with the Mueller investigation. The only reason for the split would be a conflict of interest.The Times reportedly has four sources to confirm the split. If true and Flynn is cooperating with Mueller, it could result in a much more scrutinized look into the Trump campaign. A deal with Mr. Flynn would...
  • 'Special Counsel' Mueller Is Guilty of Misconduct and Must Resign

    11/24/2017 7:44:41 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 47 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 11/24/2017 | James Lewis
    What's a witch-hunter to do when there's no witch, and witchcraft itself turns out to be imaginary? When even the latest accusation against the biggest scapegoat of the house is a crock? Alan Dershowitz, a liberal in good standing with occasional fits of constitutional sanity, has called on Bob Mueller, aka "The Special Prosecutor," to resign, 'cause there's no there there. Professor Dershowitz points out that Trump may be guilty of sins "but not crimes." Well, if POTUS Trump is a sinner, I hope the Lord forgives him, along with the rest of us. But if all sinners went to...
  • See Dershowitz unleash on Mueller

    11/22/2017 10:11:51 AM PST · by ForYourChildren · 27 replies
    WND ^ | 11/22/2017 | Paul Bremmer
    'Going well beyond his authority as prosecutor' Alan Dershowitz is blasting Special Counsel Robert Mueller for trying to turn President Trump’s constitutional actions into crimes. Mueller, who was appointed to investigate claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election, is “going well beyond his authority as a prosecutor,” Dershowitz stated in an interview with Fox News’ “Outnumbered Overtime.” Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor emeritus, said it was “very worrying” that Mueller requested documents from the Justice Department regarding Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey and Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ recusal from the Russia probe. Mueller is...
  • Dershowitz: Far-left bigots want to 'tear down America'

    08/28/2017 12:19:29 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/8/17 | David Rosenberg
    While pundits across the political spectrum criticized President Trump’s initial response to the violence in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month, one prominent left-leaning American jurist and lifelong Democrat is calling out the progressive-left for its own failure to condemn violent extremism. Alan Dershowitz, a famed defense attorney and professor emeritus at Harvard Law School, criticized President Trump’s response to the killing of a demonstrator in Charlottesville by a white supremacist, writing in The Algemeiner that the president “has a special obligation to single out for condemnation… individuals and groups that claim… to speak in his name.” But Dershowitz also noted...
  • Dershowitz "Shocked" How Far the Left Is 'Stretching Existing Laws,'

    07/17/2017 6:51:04 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 58 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | July 17, 2017 | Leah Barkoukis
    Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, told Fox News’s Jeanine Pirro he sees no crime in Donald Trump Jr’s behavior. “I’m shocked as a civil libertarian, and a criminal lawyer and a liberal at how liberals are, some of them at least, prepared to stretch existing laws, talk about treason, talk about other kinds of crimes that just don’t exist when it comes to the facts as we know them about this meeting,” he said. “So I’m going to keep insisting we stop accusing people of crime when there is no evidence...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves [] Trump Personally'

    06/26/2017 8:51:59 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 40 replies
    Laura Ingraham.com ^ | June 26, 2017 | Alan Dershowitz/Laura Ingraham
    Alan Dershowitz: 'Justice Ginsburg Should Recuse Herself From Any Case That Involves President Trump Personally'
  • How the media got it wrong on Sheriff Clarke plagiarism accusation

    06/09/2017 3:42:06 PM PDT · by richardb72 · 15 replies
    The Hill newspaper ^ | June 9, 2017 | John R Lott Jr
    When it comes to issues such as sanctuary cities, it is impossible to avoid controversy. When President Donald Trump appoints anyone to help oversee the issue, it will be controversial, especially if the appointment promises to be very effective one. Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke is scheduled to serve as an assistant secretary at the Department of Homeland Security. He will be working at the Office of Partnership and Engagement, which coordinates outreach to state and local governments. Clarke’s understanding of domestic law enforcement issues makes him the perfect candidate. He joins President Trump in opposing sanctuary cities and in...
  • Lordy, Lordy, Lordy

    06/09/2017 5:11:49 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 43 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 6-9-17 | MOTUS
    Lordy, Comey is a weasel. But that’s not click bait so the MSM went with the “alternate news.”Comey: White House lied about me, FBI - The Washington PostComey Bluntly Raises Possibility of Trump Obstruction and Condemns his ‘Lies’ – NYT But don’t read those, read these instead:Comey Testimony Is Not About Accusing the President of a CrimeDershowitz: Comey confirms that I'm right - and all the Democratic commentators are wrongThat should put this whole sordid Clinton Kamp Storyboard to rest once and for all. Not that the truth matters much in a world of fake news. If it did, President...
  • ‘It Simply Is Not A Crime For the President to Exercise His Constitutional Authority’

    06/08/2017 5:52:41 AM PDT · by blam · 29 replies
    IBankCoin ^ | 6-8-2017 | Dr Fry
    Constitutional expert and famed Harvard law Professor, Alan Dershowitz, took on Jeffrey Toobin to discuss the ongoing Trump-Comey saga, saying in no uncertain terms that “this is not obstruction of justice.” He explains, “That is his constitutional power. He has the right to say, ‘You will not investigate Flynn.’ The best proof of that is he could have simply said to Comey, ‘Stop the investigation, I’ve just pardoned Flynn.’” To back up his assertions, Dershowitz reminded viewers of when Bush I pardoned Casper Weinberger the night before trial. After doing so, no one cried ‘obstruction’ because it was within the...
  • Even Alan Dershowitz Says There Is No Crime To Warrant The Mueller Special Counsel

    05/25/2017 1:51:02 PM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    IWB ^ | Robert Carbery
    Proud Hillary Clinton voter and current constitutional/criminal law scholar and former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said a few days ago that a special counsel should not have been appointed to investigate President Donald Trump as there is simply no criminal statute or crime that he or his campaign is alleged to have committed. Special counsels are appointed to discover federal crimes so why was former FBI Director Robert Mueller assigned to the case if there is no criminal statute that has been violated? At the end of the day, Special Counsel Mueller “is going to find no crime,” according...
  • Alan Dershowitz: I Don’t See Any Evidence of Collusion – Even if There Was, Not a Crime (VIDEO)

    05/19/2017 8:31:30 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 22 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 5/18/2017 | Jim Hoft
    Prominent American lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz, a Democrat, told Elizabeth MacDonald on FOX Business Network that he had seen no evidence of collusion between Donald Trump and Russia and even if there was evidence it wasn’t a crime. Alan Dershowitz: Well first of all I don’t see any evidence of collusion, and second even if there was major collusion, that’s not a crime. Even hypothetically if the administration or the candidate got together with the Russians and said, “Please help me become president. Do whatever you can to help me.” That wouldn’t be a crime… The most serious condemnations...
  • Alan Dershowitz: Trump did not obstruct justice in firing James Comey

    05/12/2017 7:10:18 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 22 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 05/12/2017 | Alan Dershowitz
    An absurd argument is now being put forward by some Democratic ideologues: namely that President Trump engaged in the crime of obstructing justice by firing FBI Director James Comey. Whatever one may think of the president's decision to fire Comey as a matter of policy, there is absolutely no basis for concluding that the president engaged in a crime by exercising his statutory and constitutional authority to fire Comey. As Comey himself wrote in his letter to the FBI, no one should doubt the authority of the president to fire the director for any reason or no reason. It simply...
  • CNN’s Alan Dershowitz Parrots Castroite Lies

    03/18/2017 5:41:39 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 7 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | March 18, 2017 | Humberto Fontova
    “Fidel Castro is one hell of a guy! You people would like him! Most people in Cuba like him.” (Ted Turner to a capacity crowd at Harvard Law School during a speech in 1997.)Within weeks, CNN was granted its coveted Havana Bureau, the first-ever granted by Castro to a foreign network. Bureau chief Lucia Newman (now with Al Jazeera) assured viewers, “CNN will be given total freedom to do what we want and to work without censorship.” Hard-hitting stories immediately followed. The Media Research Center reported how soon after Castro’s bestowment of a coveted Cuban “news” (i.e. propaganda) bureau, CNN...
  • Trump must stand strong against the liberal judiciary or forfeit his presidency

    02/13/2017 9:03:14 AM PST · by Oldpuppymax · 19 replies
    The Coach's Team ^ | 2/13/17 | Doug Book
    Two attorneys--Robert Barnes, a California trial attorney and Alan Dershowitz, a famed, highly-esteemed Harvard law professor and member of the legal profession--have come to the same conclusion: President Trump will prevail sooner or later with his immigration Executive Order. The opinion of attorney Barnes appeared in his February 4th article, prior to the 9th district decision to uphold the anti-Trump ruling of Seattle federal judge James Robart. It is apparent from his article that Mr. Barnes believed the 9th District would side with President Trump and do the right and legal thing by adhering to precedent set by the 9th...