Monday on “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz discussed FBI special counsel Robert Mueller’s interview tactics that have helped “create crimes” for President Donald Trump’s associates.
He said Mueller’s methods are only “common when you’re dealing with the mafia” and “terrorists” because good prosecutors do not have to “manufacture crime.”
“The special counsel was supposed to have found crimes that already occurred before he became special counsel. That was his mandate, to find crimes relating to Russia,” Dershowitz stated. “As far as we know, he hasn’t found very many of those. What he has done is to help create crimes. That is he’s giving people an opportunity to lie, now it’s their fault that they lie, but these are all crimes that have occurred after he became special prosecutor. That wasn’t his mandate. And the other crimes, most of the ones he was found before are financial crimes, like with Manafort, utterly unrelated to his mandate.”
He continued, “The one exception to that may be Cohen testifying about the hundred something thousand dollar payment to one of the women but that’s a very questionable case because you are allowed to make contributions to your own campaign, particularly if the purpose is to save you embarrassment with family and friends and help your business brand.”
Host Tucker Carlson asked “how common” Mueller’s attempts to “suborn someone into perjury” are among special prosecutors.
“Well, you know it’s not common,” Dershowitz replied. “It’s common when you’re dealing with the mafia, it’s common when you’re dealing with terrorists, but good prosecutors don’t try to manufacture crime, and good prosecutors don’t necessarily use the threat of prosecution to create evidence that is used to target somebody who may not have committed any crime at all. So you know prosecutors do a lot of things but good prosecutors, I think don’t do what allegedly is being done here.”
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