Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said President Donald Trump should stop worrying about Robert Mueller and turn his attention to the Southern District of New York case.
“I’ve said from day one that the greatest risk to President Trump, his presidency and his businesses are in the Southern District of New York, not with Mueller,” Dershowitz said on “Fox & Friends” Monday. (RELATED: Michael Cohen’s Plea Deal Is ‘Not Nearly As Deadly’ As It Looks, Says Alan Dershowitz)
Dershowitz said the Southern District of New York can take a broader swipe at the president and his businesses and should be considered more of a threat to Trump than the Mueller probe.
“Remember the Mueller investigation all involves issues that have constitutional defenses. You had the right to fire to fire Comey. He had the right to exercise his presidential authority. There is no collusion,” he continued.
“The problem is that with the Southern District there are no constitutional defenses. These are business investigations. And of course the president can’t be indicted, but his businesses can be indicted. They can look into loans that he may have secured, foreign investments, foreign involvements. And he has fewer defenses.”
Dershowitz advised Trump’s attorneys to focus all of their energy on the southern district case and said they should let the Mueller probe go.
“If I were Trump’s lawyers, I’d be focusing all of my defense efforts on the southern district,” Dershowitz said.
“Let the Mueller probe go. I don’t think it’s going anywhere, but the Southern District raises some real red flags for Trump’s businesses … If the U.S. Attorney’s office investigates any business, they’re going to find three felonies a day. That’s the way the laws are written. If you look hard enough you’re going to find something. And they’re looking very, very hard.”
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