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Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Haven't Quit Team Trump

Dershowitz to Newsmax TV: Haven't Quit Team Trump
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By    |   Friday, 31 January 2020 04:48 PM

Attorney Alan Dershowitz, who gave the opening statement for President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense in his trial, told Newsmax TV on Friday that he has not quit the team or been fired despite returning to Miami, Florida.

“That report is about as accurate as the descriptions of what people said I said on the Senate floor, which totally distorted everything I said. I never, ever said a president can do anything he wants as long as he’s running for reelection and thinks that it’s in the public interest,” Dershowitz told “The National Report” Friday afternoon.

In an opinion piece for The Hill on Thursday, Dershowitz refuted the characterization that his remarks in President Donald Trump’s impeachment trial, writing that he made his argument “in response to the claim by the House managers that any electoral benefit constitutes an impeachable quid pro quo. I pointed out how open ended that argument is since most politicians truly believe their reelections help the national interest. I never said or implied that any candidate could do anything to reassure his or her reelection, only that seeking help is not necessarily corrupt.”

“Of course I haven’t quit,” he added on Newsmax TV, saying he’s in Miami “working on issues, for example, if there were to have been a tie vote, one of the issues that I’ve been working on is whether the Chief Justice constitutionally would be allowed to decide that vote. My agreement with the defense says that I would come up to Washington for two days, one day to make the argument, one day to answer questions. It took three days all together… and I live in Miami, so I just came home because my job was complete. If I’m needed again I’ll go back, of course. I didn’t quit, I wasn’t fired – they urged me to stay, I couldn’t stay that day. There’s no story there.”

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Attorney Alan Dershowitz, who gave the opening statement for President Donald Trump's impeachment defense in his trial, told Newsmax TV on Friday that he has not quit the team or been fired despite returning to Miami. "That report is about as accurate as the...
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