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Dershowitz: Trump Probes Have Gone Too Far

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Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz (Evan Agostini/AP)

By    |   Wednesday, 06 March 2019 12:55 PM EST

Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, saying it looks as if the congressional investigations into President Donald Trump have gone too far, noted that if he were one of those receiving a letter or subpoena from Congress, he would consider suing.

Dershowitz made his comments in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday.

“The framers didn’t intend for Congress to become yet another prosecutorial branch, yet another investigative branch,” he said. “They’re supposed to pass laws, and so, it seems to me these investigations look like they’re going too far.”

And he added: “If you go back to the cases in the 1950s, the courts sometimes did say, look, Congress, you’ve gone too far. This is not within your legitimate function. And so, if I were one of the people who got a letter or a subpoena, I would at least think about the possibility of bringing a lawsuit and suggesting that Congress is abusing its oversight function.”

So far, 81 people and agencies with ties to Trump have received requests for documents from Democrats on the House Judiciary Committee.

The list of those who received document requests includes Trump's sons Eric and Donald Trump Jr., and his son-in-law, White House adviser Jared Kushner.

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Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, saying it looks as if the congressional investigations into President Donald Trump have gone too far, noted that if he were one of those receiving a letter or subpoena from Congress, he would consider suing.
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