Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor and Trump impeachment defense attorney, revealed that a pending lawsuit will clearly show that “President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who was a close ally of his.”
He did not say who the “somebody” was who Soros wanted targeted, but indicated that information would “come out.”
He also indicated that he had the actual FD-302 witness report from the incident–a form that FBI agents use to report or summarize the interview that they conduct. “I have in my possession the actual 302 form which documents this issue and it will at the right time come out,” Dershowitz said, “but I’m not free to disclose it now because it’s a case that’s not yet been filed.”
Dershowitz was interviewed by Breitbart News in SiriusXM, and he was at this point in the interview talking about the petition by 1100 former DOJ employees who signed a letter calling for the resignation of Attorney General Bill Barr. The letter that was published Sunday on Medium stated: “Each of us strongly condemns President Trump’s and Attorney General Barr’s interference in the fair administration of justice.”
The noted Harvard legal authority pointed out that there is a long history of active involvement by the White House with DOJ functions. “There was a lot of White House control of the Justice Department during the Kennedy administration and I don’t think we saw very many liberal professors arguing against that,” Dershowitz said.
Listen to a portion of the interview here …
“President @BarackObama personally asked the @FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of #GeorgeSoros…” –@AlanDersh on @BreitbartNews Sunday with @joelpollak. For #dershowitz‘s full commentary on #WilliamBarr, #RogerStone, and the #Impeachment trial, go to @siriusxm OnDemand! pic.twitter.com/KM7szKoH3s
— SiriusXM Patriot (@SiriusXMPatriot) February 17, 2020
“I have some information as well about the Obama administration,” Dershowitz continued, “which will be disclosed in a lawsuit at some point – but I’m not prepared to disclose it now – about how President Obama personally asked the FBI to investigate somebody on behalf of George Soros, who was a close ally of his.
“We’ve seen this kind of White House influence on the Justice Department virtually in every Justice Department,” added Dershowitz. “The difference is, this president is much more overt about it, he tweets about it. President Obama whispered to the Justice Department about it. And, I don’t think these 1,000 former Justice Department officials would pass the shoe-on-the-other-foot test. Maybe some of them would, but a good many of them wouldn’t.”
Dershowitz also spoke about the fact that the Constitution would be on the side of a president who wanted to exert control over the Department of Justice, an agency within the Executive Branch. He said that the president “could make a decision to really control the Justice Department,” though deciding who to prosecute and not to prosecute would be unwise.
“He shouldn’t do it; it hasn’t been done since Thomas Jefferson,” Dershowitz said. “Thomas Jefferson did do it. We’ve seen this throughout our history.”
Expanding on the revelation about Obama and Soros exerting pressure on the FBI to probe somebody, he said: “That’s going to come out in a lawsuit in the near future, yeah. That is not unusual. People whisper to presidents all the time; presidents whisper to the Justice Department all the time. It’s very common; it’s wrong, whoever does it — but it’s common, and we shouldn’t think it’s unique to any particular president. I have in my possession the actual 302 form which documents this issue and it will at the right time come out, but I’m not free to disclose it now because it’s a case that’s not yet been filed.”
Democrats, of course, are all about scouring the boathouse these days for any can of worms they can find … a strategy that really only unearths the dry rot in their own past.
In the midst of talk from the left that the attorney general should be impeached, on Friday, the Washington Post published a misleading op-ed critical of the job AG Barr has done, entitled, “William Barr has energetically played the role of presidential wingman.”
They conveniently failed to reference the fact that it was none other than former Attorney General Eric Holder who proudly coined the use of the term in the context of the cooperation he had with his president, calling himself at the time, “Obama’s wingman.”
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