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Alan Dershowitz to James Comey: Define Scope of Email Probe or Quit

Alan Dershowitz to James Comey: Define Scope of Email Probe or Quit

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By    |   Tuesday, 01 November 2016 11:01 PM EDT

Famed civil-rights attorney Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey must define the scope of the reinvestigation of Hillary Clinton's emails or resign because "we have either the perception or the reality of a double standard."

"Silence is no longer an option for Comey," Dershowitz, a Harvard Law School professor emeritus, told Don Lemon on CNN. "He has two options."

He noted that Comey and the Justice Department have remained silent on an investigation of U.S. ties to corruption in Ukraine involving a firm owned by Paul Manafort, Donald Trump's former campaign manager.

However, the FBI chief told Congress on Friday about the email investigation but has said nothing further.

A firm owned by Tony Podesta, brother of Clinton campaign chief John Podesta, is also under scrutiny for its Ukraine dealings.

"The Justice Department and the FBI can't be refusing to report on the Manafort investigation, which would hurt Trump, while making the statement Comey made about the e-mails investigation," Dershowitz told Lemon.

"He has to make a statement and explain that double standard, or he has to resign," he added. "He can't any longer by silence allow his last statement to influence this election."

Dershowitz also pointed to the closing gap in polls between Clinton and Trump since Comey's disclosure.

"Look how close it's becoming since that statement was made," Dershowitz told Lemon.

"To have the FBI influence the outcome of an election and nothing turn up would be an absolute disgrace to democracy."

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Famed civil-rights attorney Alan Dershowitz said Tuesday that FBI Director James Comey must define the scope of the reinvestigation of Hillary Clinton's emails or resign because "we have either the perception or the reality of a double standard."
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