Michael Cohen’s Plea Deal Is ‘Not Nearly As Deadly’ As it Looks, Says Alan Dershowitz
Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said Michael Cohen’s plea deal is “not nearly as deadly” to President Donald Trump as it seems to be, on “Tucker Carlson Tonight.”
“Remember as Judge Ellis said it, when they squeeze people like Manafort or Cohen, they squeeze them not only to sing but sometimes to compose and it’s very easy to embellish a story,” Dershowitz said Tuesday. (RELATED: Alan Dershowitz Defends Trump After CNN Drops Michael Cohen Tape)
“All he has to do then is say, ‘And the president directed me to do it.’ That’s the kind of embellishment that people put on a story when they want to avoid dying in prison. When the prosecutor says to them, ‘You have two choices. You’ll die in prison, or you can give me a story that I can use to go and get the president.'”
Dershowitz claimed nearly every candidate who runs for president violates election laws in one way or another and said it shouldn’t be considered an impeachable offense.
“If somebody else pays the money in order to influence the outcome of the election, it is technically perhaps a violation of the election laws,” he continued. “Every administration violates the election laws. Every candidate violates the election laws when they run for president. Usually, they pay a fine or something like that happens.”
“Here they’re trying to elevate this into an impeachable offense or a felony against the president,” Dershowitz concluded. “This is the beginning of a story that will unravel over time, but it’s not nearly as deadly lethal as some have portrayed it as being.”
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