Alan Dershowitz Tweets Calling out Dems – Show me the man and I will find you the crime



1. Some Dems are outdoing each other searching for crim statutes that can be stretched to fit what they w/d like to see as crimes by Trump

2. This is dangerous to civil liberties: “show me the man and I will find you the crime.”

The comments are entertaining.

Article from 2010:

In his foreword to my book, Alan Dershowitz discusses his time litigating cases in the old Soviet Union. He was always taken by the fact that they could prosecute anybody they wanted because some of the statutes were so vague. Dershowitz points out that this was a technique developed by Beria, the infamous sidekick of Stalin, who said, “Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.” That really is something that has survived the Soviet Union and has arrived in the good old USA. “Show me the man,” says any federal prosecutor, “and I can show you the crime.” This is not an exaggeration.

https://www.cato.org/policy-report/januaryfebruary-2010/criminalization-almost-everything

From before Comey’s testimony:

I’m sorry. I just can’t resist. These are so great. Here’s another one:

You might be the first in this specific instance. Perhaps you should do a little research first though:

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The Harvard professor said fifty percent of his work is pro bono. Many of his most significant cases, including murder and death cases, have been pro bono. He explained how he represented dissidents in foreign countries such as the Soviet Union. The attorney used his own money on expenses and paid for experts.

http://www.lawcrossing.com/article/900005794/Alan-Dershowitz-Is-the-Best-Known-Criminal-Lawyer-in-the-World/

Another constitutional attorney trying to explain to the libs why this is just a big nothing burger. Video at link:

Constitutional law professor Elizabeth Price Foley spent her Sunday afternoon knocking down the “obstruction of justice” narrative on MSNBC.

The Harvard-educated Foley calmly explained to frustrated MSNBC host Yasmin Vossoughian why President Trump would have been legally allowed to suggest former FBI Director James Comey let go of the probe into former national security adviser Michael Flynn, and why Trump was well within his constitutional authority to later fire Comey.

http://dailycaller.com/2017/06/11/watch-this-con-law-prof-knock-down-msnbcs-obstruction-of-justice-narrative-in-less-than-two-minutes-video/

The Phony War Against Donald Trump

There is no known crime at the heart of the Trump-Russia affair, and no crime has yet been even credibly alleged in President Trump’s involvement in the investigation.

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Trump’s critics do not need to be convinced that the president has committed impeachable acts—they simply want to get rid of him, and they have never allowed that he could be a legitimate leader (albeit one whose agenda they oppose), regardless of his victory last November.

Throughout 2016, many hostile pundits pronounced Trump “disqualified” from becoming president (or before that, the Republican nominee), as though that decision was theirs to make, not the voters’, and as though it were a decision to be made based not on the Constitution’s qualifications for office but on a candidate’s adherence to the “norms” sacred to Washington insiders—but which appear to mean little to a distrustful public.

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-06-11/phony-war-against-donald-trump

 

h/t Daniel Higdon

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