Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz believes special counsel Robert Mueller‘s final report will be politically “devastating” for President Donald Trump, but if true, that’s not necessarily the worst news.
Appearing on ABC’s “This Week,” Dershowitz said he does not think Mueller will criminally implicate the president — meaning less fodder for House Democrats pursuing impeachment.
“I think the report is going to be devastating to the president,” Dershowitz told anchor George Stephanopoulos. “And I know that the president’s team is already working on a response to the report.”
“The critical questions are largely political,” he noted. “When I say devastating, I mean it’s going to paint a picture that’s going to be politically very devastating.”
Dershowitz, who’s seen as Trump-friendly, was adamant that Jerome Corsi, who he called a “conspiracy theorist,” will not be used as a witness — Corsi is reportedly in plea negotiations with Mueller regarding his connections to Trump confidant Roger Stone.
Pointing to new Attorney General Matthew Whitaker, the former law professor said it “was a very hard question” to say when the report would be released, but added it will likely be released in tandem with a rebuttal from Trump’s legal team.
“It will be made public, probably with a response alongside,” he said. “The president will say, ‘Ah, look, it’s political, there’s their account and there’s our account,’ and the American public will have to judge the credibility.”
Meanwhile, social media users remain skeptical that Mueller has much of anything… here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Mueller’s got nothing! If he had anything it would have been leaked months ago!!!
— Fred Starr (@fstarr56) November 25, 2018
If Mueller had anything it would have been presented already. All that is going to be in the report is naming associates and going after them.
— Doug Kopec (@DougKopec) November 25, 2018
“Devastating” -> the radical left media will be talking the same nonsense that they have for the past 2+ years. No one else will care. pic.twitter.com/pH1wKWel9h
— Corp Jihad Watch (@JohnGaltReport) November 25, 2018
No matter what comes out the left will spin it so Trump looks bad. Obama denied Russian interference and they believed it then but now want someone to blame.
— Kat (@00001Kat) November 25, 2018
Maybe not. But the House investigations WILL provide a criminal case. And Mueller’s report will factor in quite nicely. And the Trump cultists won’t believe any of it.
— Bob B (@kitebro) November 25, 2018
— Melvin Campbell (@melvincampbell9) November 25, 2018
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