Dershowitz on Trump Spy Claims: I’m ‘Halfway Persuaded’ FBI Acted Properly

On Wednesday’s broadcast of the Fox News Channel’s “America’s Newsroom,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz stated he is “relatively satisfied” with House Oversight Chairman Trey Gowdy’s (R-SC) assurances on informants and the Trump campaign and is “halfway persuaded” that the FBI acted properly.

Dershowitz said, “I’m relatively satisfied with Gowdy’s assurances. I would rather see the inspector general look into this, ultimately the American people. Whenever you get any kind of an informant anywhere near a campaign, there has to be an assurance that it was not political or partisan in nature. I’m about halfway persuaded now by Congressman Gowdy’s statement.”

He further stated, “I’m halfway persuaded. I want to hear the inspector general and I’d like to see the facts myself. But I’m on the way to being persuaded.”

Dershowitz added that the FBI “probably should have informed the candidate. … Now, there may be concern that he would then tell them [the person in the campaign the FBI was investigating]. So, that’s a judgment call. And I’m not going to criticize the FBI for not telling President-Elect Trump or candidate Trump. But I think when you get involved in a presidential campaign you have to be Caesar’s wife. You have to lean over backwards to make sure no one can ever charge you with trying to influence the outcome [of the election].”

(h/t Mediaite)

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