Could President Donald Trump have obstructed justice by pressuring then-FBI director James Comey to end his investigation into a White House adviser Michael Flynn? Lawyer and constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz says no.
In the context of history, the president has the right to order the FBI to end an investigation or to pardon the subject of an investigation, Dershowitz asserted.
“Trump could have told Comey, ‘You are commanded, you are directed, to drop the prosecution against Flynn.’ The president has the right to do that,” Dershowitz told CNN’s Anderson Cooper in an interview Wednesday.
Standing in for Glenn Beck, Mike Opelka parsed Dershowitz’s comments and wondered how liberals intent on taking down Trump will react on Thursday’s “The Glenn Beck Radio Program.”
“From one of the most respected legal minds in the country who also happens to be a liberal: You cannot have obstruction of justice here,” he said of Dershowitz’s analysis.
But Trump will never be cleared by politicians like Nancy Pelosi, Chuck Schumer and Maxine Waters, Mike asserted. “You can bet they’re going to keep hammering,” he said.