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In an interview with OAN on Tuesday, American lawyer Alan Dersowitz, said that the 4th indictment of President Trump is “very, very dangerous” and claimed that this indictment “changes the rules of the game”.
Alan Dershowitz is a long time Democrat voter and Consitutional lawyer that has spent decades taking on high-profile and often unpopular causes and clients, ranging from Jeffrey Epstein to O.J. Simpson to Julian Assange. He’s also defended both President Clinton and President Trump in their impeachment trials.
During 2016 Dershowitz was critical of President Trump. He said that in 2016 he voted for Hillary Clinton and endorsed Joe Biden in the 2020 Presidential election, claiming “I’m a strong supporter of Joe Biden. I like Joe Biden. I’ve liked him for a long time, and I could enthusiastically support Joe Biden.”
On Tuesday, in an interview with OAN, Dershowitz said that this latest indictment of President Trump is not legitimate and that they just threw everything in, including “trying to persuade an officer of violating his oath of office”.
Dershowitz claimed that it is common for Presidents to be accused of violating their oath of office and lying, and that 40 Presidents have been accused of it. “This”, Dershowitz claimed, “changes the rules of the game”. Dershowitz claimed that this indictment is going to deter people from bringing legitimate lawsuits. He warned that this indictment says that if people do bring legitimate lawsuits through the legal process in place, that they will be indicted.
Dershowitz warned that this indictment is “Very, very dangerous” and warned that this indictment puts us on the road of a “banana republic”, a term used to describe politically unstable countries.
Dershowitz warned that every election lawyer should be “trembling” with this latest indictment and warns that this indictment tells them that if they are wrong about the election, that they too will be indicted even if they have a legitimate case.
In the interview, Dershowitz claimed that these indictments were designed to be quick convictions. He said that all four will likely be thrown out when they are appealed, but that that will not occur until after the 2024 election.