Editor's note: Professor Alan Dershowitz, who is referred to in this article, objected to some of the characterizations of his positions referenced herein. In the interest of fairness, we have posted his entire response here.
Alan Dershowitz called for a ceasefire on both sides accusing the other of crimes and collusion with the Russians in an interview on "Fox & Friends" Saturday. He also said that President Donald Trump should end special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russian collusion and election tampering.
Here's the video of Dershowitz's appearance on Fox & Friends:
.@AlanDersh: "Nothing was violated if and when Donald Trump and the campaign 'colluded' with the Russians." pic.twitter.com/1EAUwYwuz5
— Fox News (@FoxNews) November 5, 2017
What did Dershowitz say?
Dershowitz explained that he believed there were "political sins on both sides, but no crimes."
"I disagree with President Trump calling for a Justice Department investigation," he added. "What he should be calling for and he has, is ending the Justice Department investigation of him — we need disarmament, mutual disarmament."
"We need a peace treaty — we need to stop calling each other criminals. What the DNC did and what Hillary Clinton did, that's a fair subject for political debate and controversy," he concluded, saying there was nothing criminal in the Uranium One scandal.
"The difference between outrage and criminality has to be kept sharp otherwise anything you disagree with if you're the people in power, you can go after your political enemies. Today it's Clinton, tomorrow it's Trump, the next day it's Sanders, after that it's you!" he warned.
Dershowitz said that there was no sign of any criminal activity on the part of Hillary Clinton, or on Trump in relation to accusations of collusion with the Russian government to tamper in the 2016 election.