Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz defended President Trump and went after the special counsel Robert Mueller after the Department Of Justice announced the indictments of 12 Russians in an interview on Fox News’ “The Story With Martha MacCallum” Friday night.
“Well, you know it proves — this indictment proves that we never needed a special counsel,” Dershowitz said, when asked about what the indictments mean for the special counsel.
“This indictment could have been brought by ordinary prosecutors, ordinary FBI agents. There’s no conflict here. It’s Russians they are going after. There is no president; There’s no people around the president,” he added.
Dershowitz continued, “There’s no conflict between the attorney general, the deputy attorney general and Americans — It’s all Russians. Why do we need to spend 20, 30, 40 million dollars, have special counsel appointed to do a routine national security investigation?”
The Daily Caller reports,
Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced twelve indictments for Russian citizens for hacking the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee and Hillary Clinton campaign officials.
He said, “There is no allegation in this indictment that any American citizen committed a crime.”
Derowshitz’s comments come from this revelation by Rosenstein’s own admission.