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Tags: Russia Probe | alan dershowitz | robert mueller | report | democrats

Dershowitz: Push for Full Mueller Report All About Politics

By    |   Wednesday, 03 April 2019 11:08 AM

Democrats' push to see special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on President Donald Trump's campaign is "all about politics," as no court would issue a subpoena for such an unredacted report, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday.

"No court should and would issue a subpoena for the unredacted report, when the rules of the Justice Department provide for the Justice Department, through the attorney general, to make that decision," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

"This is all about politics," he added, commenting before members of the House Judiciary Committee voted to seek subpoenas on the unredacted report. "They, the Democrats, want to make sure that the Republicans are perceived as though who stopped the Americans from seeing the report. They want to be on the right side of transparency and disclosure. But they have to obey the law."

A court would "never issue a blanket subpoena" for everything in a report, said Dershowitz, because it would include material that could "never be unpublished once it is published."

He also said the Supreme Court would not take the case, as it would say the attorney general has the authority about the report and would support the official's right to make appropriate redactions unless they were done for partisan political reasons.

"One compromise might be to hand some of the unredacted material over to special committees that have classification and are sworn under oath not to disclose it," said Dershowitz. "There is a risk that could leak."

He added that he thinks Barr won't over-redact the report, but will hide parts for purposes of national security and from the grand jury testimony, including material critical of people who have not been indicted.

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Democrats' push to see special counsel Robert Mueller's full report on President Donald Trump's campaign is "all about politics," as no court would issue a subpoena for such an unredacted report, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday.
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