Former Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz has warned Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg that he could his law license if he goes through with charging President Donald Trump.
Dershowitz issued the warning during an appearance on Fox News star Maria Bartiromo’s show.
The legal scholar said that if Bragg uses Michael Cohen’s testimony to try to get Trump the move could backfire and get him disbarred.
“I don’t think an indictment can actually come forward now after the comments made by Costello. He has proved that the main witness is going to be a perjuring liar on the witness stand. And that puts the District Attorney in a terrible position. If he uses Cohn as a witness, he could actually lose his bar license.
“It’s unethical to put a witness on the stand who you know is lying, and he has to know that Cohen will be lying.
“The title of my book, I Didn’t invent it, “Get Trump.” It comes from a campaign pledge made by the Attorney General of New York when she was running for reelection. She promised that if she were elected, she would, quote, “Get Trump.”
“And Bragg said the same thing. They both promised they would get Trump.
“Then they said, let’s rummage through the statute books and see what we can find. And they rubbished. And they couldn’t find anything.
“They couldn’t find a statutory violation. So they made one up that was beyond the statute of limitations. “That involved combining a misdemeanor, that never occurred, with a federal felony or maybe a state felony.
“This is the worst example of prosecutorial abuse of discretion I have seen in my 60 years of practicing criminal law.
“That’s why I wrote Trump – not about Trump, it’s about us. Because today it’s Trump, tomorrow it’s a Democrat. The day after tomorrow it’s your Uncle Charlie and your nephew and your niece.
“Maybe grand jurors would finally wake up and say ‘No, we’re not ham sandwiches here. We’re gonna stand up for the law and the law says you don’t indict under these circumstances.”
Alan said on Tucker Carlson’s show:
“Well, first of all, I just got a tweet or a note from Donald Trump himself, in which he endorsed my book, urges everybody read it, but he says, ‘Alan enjoys saying, I didn’t vote for Trump. I believe he probably did. He just uses that phrase for added credibility, but it doesn’t matter. He’s a brilliant guy, and you should read his book.’
“No, I didn’t.
“I never mix politics and my constitutional analysis.
“My book ‘Get Trump’ is a book about lying. It’s all about lying.
“It’s about the four lies that have resulted in four investigations, including doctoring a tape, which is, of course, what the January 6 Committee did when it left out the words ‘peacefully and patriotically.’
“It’s about Michael Cohen, who may be the world’s biggest liar.
“He gets all the Pinocchios, and the district attorney has making a very hard decision now.
“Does he put his bar at risk, his bar certificate at risk, by putting on the stand the man he knows is going to lie in violation of the rules of ethics?
“So, it’s all about lying.
“My book, ‘Get Trump’ documents lie after lie.
“The left — the so-called liberals, they’re not liberals, they’re radicals.
“Nobody will do anything — stretch the Constitution, destroy the Constitution to prevent Trump from running for President.”
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— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) March 22, 2023
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— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) March 25, 2023