Legal scholar Alan Dershowitz has broken his silence on Joe Biden’s FBI raiding President Donald Trump’s Mar-a-Lago Florida home.
As Slay News previously reported, the FBI executed a search warrant on Monday and raided the Palm Beach property.
Dershowitz said a raid is meant to be a last resort and “unless there is evidence we’re not aware” of, then it is “improper behavior by authorities.”
“A raid is supposed to be a last resort and I just hope this raid has a justification,” Dershowitz said during an interview with Newsmax.
“If it doesn’t have a justification, the material seized in it will be suppressed.
“I suspect it has to do with some investigations leading toward Donald Trump and some of his associates, but again, the law is clear:
“You don’t engage in a raid unless you’ve exhausted all the other remedies unless you believe that the person rated will destroy the evidence.
“Raids are not a first recourse in America.
“They are a last recourse,” the Harvard Law School professor expalined.
“And so the government will have to show a court, eventually, that they exhausted all other possibilities, or they had a reasonable basis for believing that the evidence would be destroyed if it was sought in the normal legal course of events through subpoena.
“Raids are a last resort, but today, in many instances, it’s being used as a first resort.
“That’s the way it usually works, but in order to get on television, they have a lot of these raids where people are arrested, put in handcuffs, sometimes put in leg shackles, bail denied.
“Presumption of innocence still applies, but it’s applied only in theory, but not in practice.
“Unless there is evidence that we’re not aware of, this is improper and it is misconduct, and we have to find out what the facts are.
“But we have to make sure that the shoe fits on the other foot.
“We want to make sure that what’s being done here is something that Democrats would not oppose if it were being done for Democratic operatives as well.
“I don’t think it passes that standard, Dershowitz added.
DERSHOWITZ: "Unless there's evidence that we're not aware of, this is improper and it is misconduct."
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