Alan Dershowitz dropped a truth bomb on Democrats who blatantly ignore the rules of due process when it is “a white man being accused by the left of sexual offenses.”
The Harvard Law professor emeritus blasted Democrats’ response to the allegations of sexual assault against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, telling “Fox & Friends” that “all the rues are called off” when the left has an agenda to pursue.
“Imagine if a liberal Democrat president had appointed the first Muslim-American to the Supreme Court, and somebody said, ‘Oh yeah, I remember he was a terrorist when he was seventeen,’ ” Dershowitz told the Fox News hosts on Monday.
“The ACLU [American Civil Liberties Union] would be all over this case — ‘No, you can’t presume guilt of terrorism,'” he added.
“But when the shoe is on the other foot, when it’s a white man being accused by the left of sexual offenses, all the rules are called off,” he said. “The rules of presumption of innocence, the rules of due process — ‘we know he’s guilty because he’s a white man, she’s a woman, she’s a survivor,’ that’s the end of the inquiry.”
Dershowitz called for the FBI to investigate allegations made by Julie Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh of being present at parties during his school years where girls were being gang raped. The Supreme Court nominee has denied all the accusations, calling Swetnick’s claims “a farce.”
Swetnick, who is being represented by Stormy Daniels attorney Michael Avenatti, claimed in a sworn, written affidavit that she saw Kavanaugh lined up outside of rooms where drunk women were being raped, and that he attended just such a party where Swetnick claims she was a victim.
“I hope they look into it carefully,” Dershowitz said, speaking of the FBI investigating the affidavit. “I think they ought to look particularly into the Swetnick affidavit … That’s the most serious one.”
“I think it’s so important to investigate that because if it turns out that was made up … it puts the lie to the notion that you should believe all victims, that no women ever lie, that nothing’s ever made up,” he said.
Swetnick reportedly spoke with FBI investigators over the weekend but there are conflicting reports about what she may have told them.
In a tweet on Sunday, Dershowitz called for “consequences” if perjury was discovered after questioning the named witnesses.
Swetnick affidavit should be thoroughly investigated by the fbi and her alleged witnesses named and questioned. If perjured, there should be consequences.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) September 30, 2018
Avenatti fired back.
I agree. And when the statements are proven true, Mark Judge, Brett Kavanaugh and others should be criminally prosecuted. And the Senators that called my client a liar should resign their seats. Do you agree?
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) October 1, 2018
Dershowitz had previously called out the lawyer for the “outrageous” accusations.
.@MichaelAvenatti Repeating ad hominems is no substitute for proving your outrageous accusations of gang rape. https://t.co/6KVohCoPsE
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) September 29, 2018
The constitutional and criminal law scholar, and author of “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” corrected many who have likened Kavanaugh’s confirmation process to that of a job interview.
“Look, you know the myth out there this is job interview. Nonsense,” Dershowitz told “Fox & Friends.”
“First of all, if it was ever a job interview, you don’t start the job interview with half of your potential employers saying we’re not going to hire you under any circumstances. Second, once a person is accused publicly of specific, focused crimes that are career-destroying, that job interview metaphor disappears. You have to now prove those allegations by clear and convincing evidence with due process,” he said.
“And I would think if no new evidence comes out, then the burden of proof hasn’t been satisfied and because this was put in the public domain, he will probably be confirmed,” Dershowitz added.
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