It was only a few days ago that President Donald Trump mentioned Robert Mueller’s name for the first time on Twitter; on Wednesday he was back with another blistering attack on the Special Counsel, proving perhaps that the president meant it when he said that Mueller would be out of bounds if he began looking into his family’s real estate empire.
Instead of using his own words, Trump quoted one of the most prominent lawyers in the country.
“‘Special Council is told to find crimes, whether a crime exist or not. I was opposed to the selection of Mueller to be Special Council, I still am opposed to it. I think President Trump was right when he said there never should have been a Special Council appointed because there was no probable cause for believing that there was any crime, collusion or otherwise, or obstruction of justice!’ So stated by Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz,” Trump posted.
Dershowitz, a reliable liberal who has nonetheless been horrified by the machinations of the left as they operate against the duly-elected President Trump, wrote on op-ed for The Hill on Tuesday in which he advised trading in the special counsel for a nonpartisan commission.
“This is what other democracies, such as Great Britain and Israel, do in response to systemic problems,” Dershowitz wrote. “The virtue of such a commission is precisely the nonpartisan credibility of its objective experts, who have no political stake in the outcome.”
“The vice of a special counsel is that he is supposed to find crimes, and if he comes up empty-handed, after spending lots of taxpayer money, then he is deemed a failure,” Dershowitz cautioned. “If he can’t charge the designated target — in this case, the president — he must at least charge some of those close to the target, even if it is for crimes unrelated to the special counsel’s core mandate. By indicting these low-hanging fruits, he shows that he is trying. Maybe those lesser defendants will flip and sing against higher-ups, but the problem is that the pressure to sing may cause certain defendants to ‘compose,’ meaning make up or enhance evidence in order to get a better deal for themselves.”
If these were saner times, we would be hearing from dozens of legal experts in the media, and they would be echoing these very warnings. Objectively, everyone understands all too well exactly what Dershowitz is saying here. Hell, the Democrats were making these very remarks when it was Ken Starr and Bill Clinton! But one gets the suspicious feeling that, now that TRUMP is the one under investigation, these conflicts are perfectly all right by them. If Trump gets taken down based on some procedural “crime” from 1987, hey, they’ll take it. If he chooses to resign because he wants to protect his family and fortune, hooray! And if all they can do is create enough smoke to make some good campaign ads, well, they’ll make do with what they’ve got.
This whole saga is a farce, and it seems that Trump has had just about enough.