Mueller report will be 'devastating' for the president: Frequent Trump defender

28 November, 2018, 08:58 | Author: Roderick Gutierrez
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As recently as May 2018, the Harvard Law profession told ABC News he thought it was a mistake for Mueller to be appointed as the head of the investigation.

President Donald Trump complained Monday that Robert Mueller has thus far ignored Trump 2016 campaign staff who the president said want to be interviewed for the special counsel's Russia investigation, renewing his attacks on Mueller's probe into allegations of collusion between Trump's campaign and the Russian government as biased.

"I think the report is going to be devastating to the president, and I know that the president's team is already working on a response to the report", Dershowitz said, after Stephanopoulos reminded him that several of Trump's former aides have cut plea deals and are cooperating with Mueller.

Even though Dershowitz feels the report will be "devastating." he nevertheless doesn't feel that any future criminal charges will come from it.

He added: 'When I say devastating, I mean it's going to paint a picture that's going to be politically very devastating.

It is unclear whether the president was referring to Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman John Podesta, or his brother and lobbyist Tony Podesta, who now is under federal investigation as a result of a referral from Mueller's office. He still does not contemplate that it is going to render a criminal case.


Dershowitz said it was unlikely to result in charges because "collusion is not criminal" - a defense that Trump and other supporters have used to defend the president.

But legal experts have said that while there is no "crime of collusion", there are many closely related crimes, including conspiracy to defraud the US.

Dershowitz responded: "No, no ...it's too much of a stretch". Dershowitz went on to say that if Mueller's "smart", he'll "leave it to Congress to decide whether [this] rises to the level of an impeachable offense".

When the report will be made public is still anybody's guess.

Dershowitz has given blunt assessments of accusations against Trump. But he also expected the president to release a rebuttal, arguing that Mueller relied on noncredible witnesses and invented crimes where Trump merely exercised constitutional powers of his office.

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