Alan Dershowitz sees enough evidence to indict Trump in an affidavit
Alan Dershowitz said there is currently enough evidence to charge former President Trump based on his reading of the highly redacted FBI affidavit.
“Any DC grand jury would indict Trump on evidence that he classified material in violation of various laws,” Dershowitz, 83, told The Post by phone Saturday — but warned the Justice Department to prosecute the affair.
The Harvard law professor cited the survey’s failure to meet what he called the Nixon and Clinton tests, the first being the need to establish broad bipartisan support, and the second being a demonstration that Trump’s conduct is materially worse than Hillary Clinton’s past mismanagement. classified information.
Getting a search warrant is easy to do, and a grand jury will indict a ham sandwich, which is why we need prosecutorial discretion,” said Dershowitz, a Trump ally and member of the defense team. of the former president during his first impeachment trial.
Dershowitz said public anger should not be directed at Judge Reinhart for sighing over the search, but rather at Attorney General Merrick Garland for seeking the warrant in the first place.
« Under the DOJ’s own regulations, you don’t ask for a search warrant unless that’s the only way to get the material, » Dershowitz said.
The highly redacted FBI affidavit justifying the raid makes it clear that the federal government was looking for classified government secrets it believed to be on the premises of Trump’s Mar-a-Lago golf estate.
Of the 184 classified documents recovered, 25 were marked top secret, 92 were labeled secret and another 67 were confidential, the affidavit states.
Republicans have widely condemned the entire investigation, with Trump himself calling it a witch hunt.