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Dershowitz Wants Independent Investigation of Mueller Probe

(Fox News' "Hannity")

By    |   Wednesday, 13 December 2017 10:30 PM

Attorney and political analyst Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday he would like to see a "non-partisan commission" examine special counsel Robert Mueller's team and its investigation into claims the Trump campaign colluded with Russia.

It was revealed this week two employees at the Department of Justice — an FBI agent and a lawyer, who were both on Mueller's Russia probe team — sent hundreds of text messages to each other that were anti-Trump and pro-Hillary Clinton. The agent was removed from Mueller's team, while the lawyer had already left the team when the messages were discovered earlier this year.

"This is a terrible problem," Dershowitz said during an appearance on Fox News' "Hannity." "It's a very serious problem. It's a problem not only of perception of bias, but the reality of bias, here.

"Any defendant who gets indicted by the Mueller group will be able to challenge their indictment in court."

Dershowitz said an independent body should step in and conduct its own investigation of the investigation.

"There has to be an investigation of that," he said. "I don't want criminal investigations. We should start with ethics investigations.

"I suggested a non-partisan commission like the 9-11 commission. When you start with a special counsel you are immediately saying there must be a crime here. I think that's wrong on both sides."

Dershowitz did say he disagrees with Republicans who have called for a second special counsel to investigate perceived bias in the Russia probe.

"We have to find out everything we can about any bias in the Mueller probe or it will be subject to challenge by any criminal defendant indicted," Dershowitz said.

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