Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz has overruled Attorney General Merrick Garland on the indictment of President Donald Trump.
The legal scholar says the indictment looks “weak” and doesn’t pass the Nixon test.
“It has to be at least as strong as the case against Richard Nixon, which we will remember led not to Democrats to demand his resignation, but Republicans, his own colleagues came to him and said, this case is so strong that we can’t support you,” he said.
“I haven’t seen any suggestion that Republicans agree with this indictment.
“If this indictment is as weak as it appears to be, from what has been disclosed so far, it may be the most dangerous indictment in political history.
“As everybody knows it’s the first time that a man who is the leading candidate against the incumbent president has been indicted by the incumbent administration in an effort to prevent him from running.
“It’s an extraordinarily dangerous indictment, potentially dangerous to the rule of law, dangerous to the neutral application of criminal justice, and dangerous to establishing a precedent that each side will weaponize the criminal justice system against their political opponents.
“That’s not America.”
“I have an absolute constitutional right to vote against Trump for the third time, and I don’t want anybody to deny me that right by indicting him falsely.”
— Daniel Baldwin (@baldwin_daniel_) June 9, 2023
Rep. Jim Jordan (R-OH) said:
“Merrick Garland’s DOJ: One standard of ‘justice’ for Republicans, parents, and traditional Catholics.
“Another for Democrats.
“Sad day for America.
“God Bless President Trump.”
Merrick Garland’s DOJ:
One standard of “justice” for Republicans, parents, and traditional Catholics.
Another for Democrats.
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) June 9, 2023
Speaker Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) said:
“Today is indeed a dark day for the United States of America.
“It is unconscionable for a President to indict the leading candidate opposing him.
“Joe Biden kept classified documents for decades.
“I, and every American who believes in the rule of law, stand with President Trump against this grave injustice. House Republicans will hold this brazen weaponization of power accountable.”
We Have To Stop The ‘Weaponization of Justice System Against Trump’ – Alan Dershowitz pic.twitter.com/mPsYqLs6q3
— Grace Chong 🇺🇸 (@gc22gc) June 9, 2023