Politics Dershowitz: Mueller's goal is to write a report in hopes Congress uses it to impeach Trump

03:50  11 april  2018
03:50  11 april  2018 Source:   The Hill

McConnell: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed

  McConnell: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said he doesn't think the Senate needs to pass legislation protecting special counsel Robert Mueller, arguing President Trump won't fire him.McConnell has made similar comments in the past, but his Tuesday remarks were notable coming less than 24 hours after news broke of an FBI raid at the office of Trump's personal lawyer, Michael Cohen. The raid was made after a referral by Mueller, whi ch led Trump on Monday to note that "many people" had said he should fire the special counsel.Despite Trump's evident anger at the raid, McConnell said legislation was not necessary.

The Nation is reader supported: Chip in or more to help us continue to write about the issues that matter. Were the House to impeach Trump , and were the Senate to try and convict him for obstruction of I know that Trump is stupid and a liar, but he is not stupid enough to fire Mueller .

“The move by special counsel Robert S . Mueller III to investigate Trump ’ s conduct marks a major turning point in the nearly year-old FBI investigation,” the Post writes . Law professor Alan Dershowitz says it is unlikely any investigation leads to a Trump ’ s indictment.

Robert Mueller wearing a suit and tie © Provided by The Hill Attorney Alan Dershowitz said he thinks special counsel Robert Mueller's goal is to produce a report in the hopes that Congress moves to impeach President Trump.

"I think that's the plan," Dershowitz told Fox News's Sean Hannity, when asked about Mueller's ultimate endgame.

Dershowitz added that he doesn't believe Trump should "plead the fifth."

"If he pleads the fifth, Mueller gives him immunity and then he has to testify and immunity doesn't cover impeachment," Dershowitz said.

Mueller is investigating Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

At the White House, Trump Takes Selfies and Seethes Over Mueller

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Famed lawyer and author Alan Dershowitz wrote a book making this very case, and FOX News, not at They’ve pounced on reports that FBI agents participating in the investigation were fired by Mueller for exchanging text messages critical of Trump during the campaign. Impeach trump & pence!

ALAN DERSHOWITZ : No, I don’t. And I think if Congress ever were to charge him with obstruction That would cause a constitutional crisis in the United States, and I hope Mueller doesn’t do that, and Even McCarthy found the tweets problematical, But I side with Dershowitz — to impeach Trump is

Dershowitz's comments come after the FBI on Monday raided the office of Trump's personal attorney, Michael Cohen.

Cohen's lawyer, Stephen Ryan, said in a statement that federal prosecutors in New York City obtained a search warrant after receiving a referral "in part" from Mueller.

The raid enraged Trump, who condemned the move as a "disgrace" and a "pure and simple witch hunt."

The fiery comments immediately sparked speculation that the FBI raid on Cohen's office could lead Trump to take steps to try and fire Mueller, who is investigating Russian election interference and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Russia.

"We'll see what happens. ... Many people have said, 'You should fire [Mueller],' " Trump said. "Again, they found nothing and in finding nothing, that's a big statement."

What Trump has that Nixon didn’t

  What Trump has that Nixon didn’t Partisanship, a Republican House and conservative media.Load Error

Legal AnalysisNo One Seems to Know What Will Happen with Mueller ' s Trump Report OpinionAlan Dershowitz Ignores the Obvious in Discussing Rosenstein- Mueller Memo. move for impeachment , the cities are hoping that putting pressure on their members of Congress will steer them towards

Another option is for Congress to impeach Trump even before Mueller ’ s report . If you want to see an extreme right agenda get quickly enacted, then impeach Trump and replace him with Pence. This is how the crisis STARTED, Bob. The goal preceded the crisis.

Dershowitz, who is an opinion contributor for The Hill, also said the FBI raid of Cohen marked a "very dangerous day" for "lawyer-client relations."

What Sean Hannity Has Been Saying About Michael Cohen .
The Fox News host has criticized the raid on President Trump’s lawyer multiple times — but he never disclosed his connection to the lawyer.During a court hearing earlier that day, Mr. Hannity was named as a client of President Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, whose office, home and hotel room were raided and searched by F.B.I. agents on April 9 as part of a criminal investigation.

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