Liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz has been the sane voice in the drama that has been flying around Washington lately. This time he explained to MSNBC how President Trump most likely did not commit a crime. By articulating his argument he decimated the Dems impeachment dream.
According to The Daily Wire:
Jackson responded by paraphrasing Dershowitz in a way he pushed back against. “You said last night as well, that you believe every president breaks the law during an election. Really? Does that make it okay?” she said.
After an increasingly testy back and forth between the two about what Dershowitz said or didn’t say about all presidential candidates breaking the law — with Jackson repeatedly interrupting him and charging him with “moving the goal posts,” while Dershowitz complained that she wouldn’t let him make his point — Jackson finally gave the law professor the floor to fully state his argument on Trump’s “hush money” payments:
“The president doesn’t break the law if, as a candidate, he contributes to his own campaign. So if he gave $1 million to two women as hush money, there would be no crime. If he directed his lawyer to do it, and he would compensate the lawyer, he’s committed no crime.
The only crime is if a third-party, namely, Cohen, on his own, contributed to a campaign, that would be a campaign contribution. So it is a catch-22 for the prosecution. If they claim that the president authorized him to do it or directed him to do it, it is not a crime for anybody. If Cohen did it on his own, then it is a crime for Cohen but not the president.”
Deshowitz added that election laws are extremely convoluted which will make prosecution incredibly difficult.