Alan Dershowitz Warns Of ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’ In FBI Shakeup | For The Record | MSNBC
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Alan Dershowitz Warns Of ‘Major Constitutional Crisis’ In FBI Shakeup | For The Record | MSNBC

August 26, 2019


PROSECUTOR, A SPECIAL
CONGRESSIONAL COMMITTEE, OR AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION.
WITH US, ALAN DERSHOWITZ, LAW SCHOLAR, HARVARD LAW SCHOOL.
I KEEP SAYING THAT. NOW, BEFORE I ASK YOU WHAT TO DO
WITH THIS, I WANT TO FIND OUT, IF YOU WERE PRESIDENT OF THE
UNITED STATES, WOULD YOU HAVE FIRED COMEY?
IF SO WHY, AND WHEN? >>I WOULD HAVE FIRED HIM, BUT I
WOULD HAVE FIRED HIM ON DAY ONE. I WOULDN’T HAVE WAITED UNTIL WE
LEARNED THAT THERE WAS AN INVESTIGATION OF PEOPLE CLOSE TO
HIM. COMEY DISQUALIFIED HIMSELF FROM
SERVING RVING AS HEAD OF THE FB. HE LOST HIS CREDIBILITY BOTH
WITH DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS. BOTH WERE BEING VERY SELECTIVE
IN THEIR CRITICISM, YOU KNOW. IF YOU HURT ME, I CRITICIZE YOU,
IF YOU HURT ME, I PRAISE YOU. THERE IS ENOUGH HYPOCRISY TO GO
AROUND ON THIS ONE. HE LOST HIS CREDIBILITY AND HE
SHOULD HAVE RESIGNED. I CALLED FOR HIS RESIGNATION
MONTHS AGO ON THE CAMPAIGN. >>SHOULD PRESIDENT OBAMA HAVE
FIRED HIM, IF SO, WHEN? >>YES, HE PROBABLY SHOULD HAVE
FIRED HIM. PROBABLY RIGHT AFTER THE
ELECTION DURING HIS LAME DUCK PERIOD, IT WOULD HAVE BEEN A A
PERFECT TIME TO DO THAT. BUT HE DIDN’T.
AND, SO, THE PRESIDENT TRUMP WAS FACED WITH A VERY DIFFICULT
SITUATION. HIS DEPUTY ATTORNEY GENERAL, MAN
OF GREAT DISTINCTION, SAYS, WE DON’T WANT TO HAVE THIS GUY
COMEY AS HEAD OF THE FBI. BUT ONLY ONE PERSON CAN FIRE
HIM, THE PRESIDENT, AND THE PRESIDENT HAS A CONFLICT OF
INTEREST. OR AT LEAST AN APPARENT CONFLICT
OF INTEREST. SO, HE WAS IN A NO-WIN SITUATION
MUCH LIKE THE SITUATION COMEY FOUND HIMSELF IN WHEN HE HAD TO
EITHER REMAIN SILENT OR DISCLOSE WHAT HE WAS INVESTIGATING.
I THINK THE PRESIDENT MADE THE WRONG DECISION, BUT I THINK HE
CAN COME OUT OF THIS WITH THE RIGHT DECISION IF HE DOES TWO
THINGS. IF HE APPOINTS SOMEBODY
ABSOLUTELY ABOVE REPROACH, SOMEBODY EVEN TOUGHER, WITH
GREATER INTEGRITY WITH COMEY BHOL WHO WILL PURSUE THE
INVESTIGATION. IF HE SUPPORTS AN INVESTIGATIVE
COMMISSION. I DON’T THINK WE HAVE PROBABLE
CAUSE YET CRIMES HAVE BEEN COMMITTED.
I THINK WE NEED A SPECIAL INVESTIGATING COMMISSION
APPOINTED BY CONGRESS THAT COULD THEN MAKE THE DECISION WHETHER
TO RECOMMEND A SPECIAL PROSECUTOR.
BUT IT’S TOO EARLY FOR A SPECIAL PROSECUTORECUTOR, BUT IT’S THE T
TIME FOR AN INDEPENDENT COMMISSION TO BE APPOINTED NOW.
>>DO YOU SEE US, MEANING WASHINGTON — PEOPLE ARE DIGGING
THEMSELVES OUT OF THIS ONE — YOU SAW — I MEAN, ALL OVER THE
WORLD THEY’RE WATCHING THIS. >>IT’S UP TO THE PRESIDENT.
HE CAN MAKE IT GO ONE WAY OR THE OTHER.
IF HE APPOINTS SOMEBODY WHO IS PERCEIVED TO BE A CRONY, THIS
WILL BE A MAJOR CONSTITUTIONAL CRISIS.
IF HE APPOINTS SOMEBODY WHO HAS ABSOLUTELY COMPLETE SUPPORT OF
DEMOCRATS AND REPUBLICANS, WHO IS ABSOLUTELY ABOVE REPROACH, HE
WILL COME OUT OF THIS THING LOOKING FINE BECAUSE THEN PEOPLE
WILL HAVE TO SAY, WELL, YOU KNOW, WHO KNOWS WHAT HIS MOTIVES
REALLY WERE. BUT HE DIDN’T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF
IT. HE ALLOWED AN APPOINTMENT OF
SOMEBODY WHO WILL INVESTIGATE HIS WHITE HOUSE PEOPLE AS
AGGRESSIVELY AS COMEY WOULD HAVE.
SO, THE BALL IS CLEARLY IN HIS COURT NOW.
HE CAN EITHER MAKE THIS INTO A CRISIS OR MAKE IT INTO A WIN/WIN
FOR HIMSELF AND THE AMERICAN PEOPLE.
>>ALAN, ALWAYS NICE TO SEE YOU.

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  1. Dershowitz will defend anyone supportive of Israel… no matter how corrupt, sleazy, dishonest, or detrimental to the national interests of the United States…

  2. if anyone can get a psychopathic narcissistic  pathological LIAR off it's this charlatan.. it's his specialty..

  3. They should appoint Jerry Springer as special investigator . He has a way of getting the truth out of anybody … LMAO !

  4. Is Dershowitz getting senile? Does he realize that when he says "The President" he's talking about TRUMP? He's talking as though he is totally unaware of recent history, and never heard of Donald Trump. That was rubbish!!!

  5. Ask ALAN about the Lolita XPRESS??? When he was hanging with his PEDOPHILE ZIONIST GLOBALIST buddy EPSTEIN??? ASSAULTING UNDERAGE "WHITE" GIRLS AND BOYS????

  6. I've always thought that Alan Dershowitz was a tool, but now, I have to say, it's pretty much confirmed that Alan Dershowitz is definitely a tool.

  7. Alan Dershowitz's allegiance is to Israel and to the Zionism, so whatever he says is biased by his connection to Israel. He is transmitting massages between Trump and Netanyahu to protect Israel's interest. He is another crony of Trump

  8. Really…. Again Obama's Fault ….just plain Sad. This Alan guy is undercover who tries to play bipartisan. Obama should have fired him really …. everybody just get fired

  9. The filth in Washington will always be there. It doesn't matter who is President, all of them, and that is why we are so fed up with this stupid so called Democracy which doesn't exist. There is no liberty and justice, just corruption, lies and crazy people running this country. God help us!

  10. Based on interviews before, Alan Dershowitz has some connection with Lying Trump and his family, even before he became president. In short, they are in friendly term. That's why he is always soft on Lying Trump.

  11. Doucheowitz certainly likes to play boths ends against the middle. He is often a guest on Fox News and MSNBC. But what do you expect from someone who's managed to put some of the biggest pieces of crap back on the streets.

  12. They asked Puten at a hockey game about Comey . He had a look on his face as though there is more to come.

  13. By not firing Comey himself, Obama simply handed Trump a loaded gun, knowing it would be just a matter of time…BANG !

  14. Your president is a criminal as are his cronies. Yes, corrupt politicians are criminals that belong in prison. Lock Him Up.

  15. What a bunch of crap! And she didn't even challenge him. As soon as someone acts as if any decision by the con-man-in-chief was made with any thought but for himself, stop listening.

  16. The Art of the Steal. Trump is robbing the American Public blind Every weekend we pay Trump to protect him. We protect his Adult children WHY? Personal business should be paid by the Trump's. Melania wants to stay in NY let Trump pay. All these diversions, follow the money.

  17. Some honest editorializing. Thanks Alan for your refreshing approach. You couldn't have said it better. Just when I think that MSNBC is becoming the Propaganda Ministry of the Democratic Party I see a slightly nuanced perspective.

  18. The Duck Can Appoint me he can trust me i promise believe me trust me i know everything I'll do a better job than anyone else I'm the best trust me i know how to do this I'm so gooood at everything belive me. I'm so smart my brain is oooozing out of my ears. & I love eating chocolate cake & i know how to tease the hungry while i stuff my face.yum yummm ha ha poor people you can't have any na nna nanna.I also will be willing to lease my shack to the government for a small fee just under $10,00000000000000000. That's cheap TRUST ME Im telling you that truth so help me Lucifer. I will employ all my friends and relatives to help me do my job at discount salaries just under a billion each trust me they're Sooooo Good they're the best this is a yoooooge deal.

    What makes you people think that the duck is going to appoint someone decent he has no idea what that means he only Understands Quack Quack language

  19. Trump's next move will be to arrest somebody like Hillary or Comey because he is the king of self projection.

  20. say what you like trump is worse than Nixon. the only way the usa and the world can trust America government again would be the release of trumps tax returns for the last 10 years, and all the details into trumps entire administrations ties with Russia be made public. and patriot left in America should be screaming and fighting for this information. watch out gop. Trump has you in his sights, he also has the first ammendment being targeted and the second ammendment is next as you try to protect yourselves because trump won't.

  21. Alan Dershowitz lied about Keith Ellison. Why is he still on television.

    Another reason I haven't watched CNN for decades.

  22. Anyone think he will appoint Rudy Giuliani as new FBI director? The Cronyism express has left the station.

  23. I would like to hear AD answer this question after learning it was motivated by Trump's worry about the investigation and jealousy . Not by the  DA as the Whitehouse reported.

  24. You heard the man, there's absolutely no connection between the firing of Comey and the fact he was investigating Trump. No sir. Of course not.

  25. Just wait.  I can see it now, Rudy Guiiana as head of the FBI.  With Rudy G. as head of the FBI they'll open an investigation into the Vietnam War. You remember that one. That was the one that Trump manged to weasel his way out of.

  26. just realize that Alan dershowitz seems to be ignorant of the fact that the deputy director is not the one who recommended throw fire Comey

  27. Yeah Alan, Obama should have fired Comey right after the election. When everyone is talking about Comey having swung the election Trump's way, Obama firing Comey would have been exactly what the country needed. rolls eyes

  28. just more fake news, Talking Heads spreading male bovine fecal matter. Trump is a traitor and everyone associated with him. as soon as trumps Financial records are released we will see the true art of his deal with Russia.

  29. Trump has finally demonstrated once and for all that he is so far gone as a modern democratic leader it's ridiculous. He thinks people are going to swallow his b.s again and again and again???

  30. He is so out of touch. I wonder if he even realizes that Rosenstein is furious at Trump for saying in the letter that it was Rosenstein's recommendation and that Trump has now said that his recommendation don't even matter anyway.

  31. so let play this one out Obama fires, doing is lame. You're probably can't accuses him of doing that as a Revenge because because of Hillary Clinton and the whole thing become a political football Genius professor

  32. so let play this one out!
    Obama fires Comey during his lame duck period. Republicains probably accuse him of doing that as a Revenge because because of Hillary Clinton Email investigatio and the whole thing become a political football. 'Genius', professor!

  33. Independent Prosecution needed! Trump will never allow that, because he is guilty and the rethugs in Congress don't want another republican Pres impeached.

  34. OF COURSE …Trump
    Is rushing to appoint a guy beyond reproach
    Dershowitz speaks like that might happen in the real world
    Never

  35. Alan lunatic Zionist warhawk strongly loves Trump for their shared hate of Arabs, especially Palestinians.

  36. have relatives in europe and they tell me everyone is laughing at us..we look ridiculous on the world stage..trump is a national nightmare

  37. A big question that needs to be asked and answered truthfully (I know impossibility at this point) is why is T-Rump so concerned about whether or not he is under investigation? If he is innocent then what does he have to lose, like he likes to tell his poor ghetto blacks? Probably if he's under investigation it would put on hold ie shitcan all the evil he and the Repcants are planning, but then he would have a great excuse for why he can't get anything done, and play as much golf as wants down at Maragogo. On the other hand "under investigation" means going to find out stuff about his secret world that will destroy him forevermore…

  38. Deshowitz sounding like he needs a job, practically volunteering. T-Rump going down now for same thing as Nixon and B Clinton, not the crime but the COVERUP! History repeating itself again, and again, and again…

  39. What a lie from Alan Dershowitz to falsely imply that people recently found out about the Russia-Trump investigation. This investigation has been going on the last year even before the election. Senator Dianne Feinstein recently said on a CNN interview that – as of today there is no evidence of Russia-Trump collusion.

  40. too early for a special prosecutor? This is guy is full of it. Rusian ties are as clear as the sun.

  41. @msnbc you do realise this guy is a total fraud who unconditionally supports Israel and its oppressive terrorist ways. He has been repeatedly outed as a fraud who makes up his own facts eg his book supporting Israel called the case for Israel. It's a hoax. Not to mention the other things he's been accused of and most likely guilty but news organisations like you keep supporting him. Disgraceful

  42. Oh com'on Dersh, Comey discredited himself from being head of the FBI?! Yeah, and I suppose Trump has not discredited himself from being President? What are we going to do about that????

  43. Mueller worked ( ? ) for Obama and calls Comey his best friend  so looks like the dem.'s got what they wanted

  44. Trump has avoided every attempt to expose his actions.
    He is sly as a fox, else how could he be where he is today.
    I am glad he is on our side.

    Love
    Николай Александр Smith lol.

  45. Hahaha hes not going to appoint anyone who will investigate him. Look at his personality he can not stand being critisized or to even feel he is being told he is doing anything wrong. Trump thinks he knows more than anyone else and it is going to get him in major trouble.

  46. I need counsel. Now! I don't care about anything else. Stop running scheming and stalling. Its a million against one. Let's get the show started. Don't be shook.

  47. We need to put the main stream media and democrats on trial for perjury and making up lies to smear Trump. These people are pathetic losers.

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