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Dershowitz: Mueller Report Sets Up Comey-Clinton Situation

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Legal expert Alan Dershowitz (AP)

By    |   Monday, 25 March 2019 09:49 AM

Special counsel Robert Mueller's conclusion there was no collusion between the Russian government and President Donald Trump's campaign – while referring the question of criminal charges of obstruction of justice to Attorney General William Barr – is a setup for another James Comey-Hillary Clinton situation, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said Monday.

"[Former FBI Director] Comey said on the one hand, I'm not going to indict Clinton," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "On the other hand, [Comey said] what she did was terrible. So, the Democrats got something out of it. The Republicans got something out of it. The same thing is true here."

Meanwhile, Mueller wanted to "hedge his bets" and that is not what a prosecutor should do, Dershowitz said.

"They are supposed to decide up or down, indict or not indict, and then shut up," he said. "That's it. Move on."

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein should not be making any decision on whether obstruction of justice occurred in connection with Comey's firing, Dershowitz said, because he has his own interests in play because he was involved.

There is no case for obstruction to be made against Trump, he added, because "you can't obstruct justice if you engage in your constitutionally authorized acts, firing, pardoning, helping the Justice Department make decisions. That should have been the end of the inquiry."

Dershowitz also said he thinks the media owes the American public an apology for engaging in "advocacy journalism" while reporting on the president and the Mueller probe.

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