Constitutional law expert and Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz on Friday decried the cellphone communications involving Rudy Giuliani that were scooped up for inclusion in the House impeachment inquiry report released earlier this week.
In an interview on Newsmax TV’s “Newsmax Now,” Dershowitz drew a comparison with the raids on the offices and home of Michael Cohen, President Donald Trump’s previous personal lawyer.
“You should be concerned when they get phone records from lawyers without getting to see whether there might be lawyer-client communications involved,” he said. “Apparently, there was no notification to the person whose phone is being turned over, the material being turned over. Think that civil libertarians [should be] up in arms about some of these intrusions as even when Michael Cohen’s office was raided.”
Dershowitz also weighed in on former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg’s controversial apology for stop-and-frisk policies by the police during his tenure.
“I think that Bloomberg would have been smart if [he] had alerted his listeners to the complexity of the issue to say, ‘look as mayor, my primary responsibility was to reduce crime. Now as [a candidate] for president, I am very concerned about the national” implications.
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