Dershowitz: Creating Steele Dossier Wasn’t a Crime, ‘There Never Should Have Been a Special Counsel Appointed’

On Saturday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz argued that creating the Steele dossier wasn’t a crime and a special counsel should never have been appointed to investigate collaboration.

Dershowitz said both Republicans and Democrats are guilty of throwing around accusations of criminal behavior in response to any behavior they dislike. He continued, “There is no crime to create a dossier, unless somebody said to somebody else, ‘Do something criminal, hack the Democratic National Committee, do something illegal,’ but just gathering negative information, it’s not a crime.

He added, “[N]either side has committed crimes. There never should have been a special counsel appointed. There should have been an independent, bipartisan commission, like the Warren Commission that we’re hearing about so much about now, like the 9/11 Commission. Let them look into whether there was any collaboration between either side. All Americans have a right to know that. But this finger-pointing and lock them up has to stop. Because it endangers our Constitution, our civil liberties, and the rule of law.”

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