Attorney General William Barr "very much" wants to bring the Department of Justice back to its origins as a nonpartisan law enforcement agency, and he wants to produce special counsel Robert Mueller's report according to the law, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday.
"He's not going to be pressured by the president or the Democrats, not going to be pressured by the Republicans," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom." "He's going to do it the right way. That's the projected image that he wants to convey. He is the right guy to do it."
It is also likely Barr had some advance knowledge about what was coming in Mueller's report before it had been turned over to him, as he had time to think about what his statement would be about it, Dershowitz said, adding it is also up to Barr, as attorney general, to decide what would be released.
"It is the attorney general who has the authority to indict, prosecute, or not prosecute," Dershowitz said. "I think he is doing exactly the right thing."
He added he does not know why Mueller declined to review the four-page document Barr released about his report, except for wanting to have deniability.
Meanwhile, Dershowitz said he expects the report will be critical when it comes to whether President Donald Trump committed obstruction.
"One key issue that nobody raised, will we know the names of the people on each side" of the obstruction issue, Dershowitz said. "Will we know the individual names of the prosecutors on the team so we the public can assess whether it's a partisan political decision or a neutral prosecutorial decision?"
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