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Dershowitz: Even Legal Counsel Won't Stop Trump's Tweeting

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By    |   Tuesday, 06 Jun 2017 10:32 PM

There are people in the White House "trying everything" to get President Donald Trump to give up his Twitter habit, but it might be futile, according to Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz.

In an interview with Business Insider, Dershowitz said Trump's resistance to the entreaties of even his own lawyers happens "over and over again with clients."

"You tell them not to talk to the press, you tell them not to call somebody and talk to them, they do," he said. "When you have a powerful person — I represent many powerful people — they don't listen to their lawyers. They think that they know a lot."

"I think there is a sense that he got where he got by tweeting," Dershowitz added. "And how dare his lawyers tell him not to. They're just too cautious and too watery, and he's going to do his own thing."

But it is not just lawyers who are frustrated by the deluge of Trump's tweetstorms.

"I think there are people in the White House — wouldn't be surprised if [Kellyanne] Conway is one of them — who are trying everything to try and get him to stop tweeting," he told BI.

Even Conway's husband, George Conway, criticized Trump's tweets about the controversial travel ban that has been blocked by federal courts and is now in front of the Supreme Court – and Dershowitz said that one "gets to him."

"At least one would think so," he added. "Because they have to be trying their best to stop this. And so far, they haven't succeeded."

Still, Dershowitz said he believes Trump's unfettered tweeting will not hurt the Supreme Court case on the travel ban — because there is no literal mention of a "Muslim ban."

According to Dershowitz, Trump's statements should not be considered in evaluating the executive order.

"You can't judge a statute by what people say about it," he said. "You have to judge it by its words. And I think the Supreme Court will ultimately come to realize that."

"But, Trump's not helping," he said.

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