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Dershowitz: I Support GOP Subpoena of FBI’s Clinton Case File, Redacting Documents ‘All’ the FBI Does, Can’t Do It ‘Unilaterally’

On Tuesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Kelly File,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated that he supports Representative Jason Chaffetz’s (R-UT) subpoena of the FBI for its full case file on its investigation of Democratic presidential nominee former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s email even though he agrees with the FBI’s decision not to indict Clinton and is supporting her.

Dershowitz said, [relevant remarks begin around 2:30] “I’m — believe it or not, as a liberal Democrat, I’m on Chaffetz’s side on this one. The FBI redacts far too many documents. You want to make a good investment, invest in that pen company that blacks out things on FBI files. That’s all they do, and the FBI has no right to make that determination unilaterally. We have a system of checks and balances, and Congress has the right to see anything that can’t be either kept from them on good grounds, but there should be a presumption that Congress gets it, and that presumption should be overcome only by a strong showing.”

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