Liberal Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Friday the prosecution of President Donald Trump is making America look “like banana republic land.”
Dershowitz responded after a New York Times report that claimed Democrat President Joe Biden pressed for Trump’s indictment.
“President Biden urged his attorney general to indict the man who he knew was going to be the leading opponent if against him,” said Dershowitz, a Democrat.
“That begins to look like banana republic land.
“That’s what happens when people in power are afraid of the democratic process.
“What they do is they seek the indictment and prosecution of the people who are running against them.
“I have a constitutional right to vote against Donald Trump for the third time.
“I voted against him twice, I intend to vote against him again, but I want to have that right to vote against him and not have that right taken away from me by prosecutors and by the president, who wants to see him imprisoned.
“That’s just not the American way.
“This is a step in that direction(banana republic), and also placing the case in the District of Columbia, which is 95% anti-Trump, putting it in front of a judge with a history of anti-Trump.
“If the government thinks they have a strong case, they ought to join the defense and agree to move it to West Virginia or Virginia and put it in front of another judge who doesn’t have a long history of anti-Trump attitudes.
“So, I don’t believe he can get a fair trial in the District of Columbia.”
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— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) August 4, 2023