Harvard Law professor emeritus and iconic civil libertarian Alan Dershowitz stated on Sunday that “of course” there is enough evidence against President Joe Biden in an alleged $5 million Ukrainian bribery scheme for House Republicans to launch an impeachment inquiry.
Dershowitz joined “Breitbart News Sunday” host Joel Pollak on SiriusXM Patriot 125 to discuss Special Counsel Jack Smith’s indictment of former President Donald Trump for allegedly mishandling classified documents stored at his Mar-a-Lago home when Pollak questioned the timing of the spectacle.
Smith’s indictment came down on the very same day that the FBI “was compelled to give Congress a document reportedly implicating then-Vice President Biden in bribery,” Breitbart reports.
As BizPac Review reported, FBI Director Christopher Wray finally caved to the House Oversight Committee’s demand that he produce the unredacted FD-1023 document or face contempt charges.
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“After weeks of refusing to even admit the FD-1023 record exists, the FBI has caved and is now allowing all members of the Oversight and Accountability Committee to review this unclassified record that memorializes a confidential human source’s conversations with a foreign national who claimed to have bribed then-Vice President Joe Biden,” House Oversight Committee chair James Comer (R-Ky.) said in a statement.
Pollak noted that bribery “is one of the explicitly impeachable offenses in the Constitution” and asked Dershowitz if the Republican-led House could investigate Joe Biden “based on the evidence they’ve seen so far?”
“Of course,” Dershowitz stated. “And there is enough to investigate.”
“There’s a big gulf between ‘enough to investigate’ [and] enough to establish probable cause, enough to indict,” he explained. “We’re not even close to [the latter], but enough to investigate? Of course. I mean, the FBI statement by the so-called reliable informant, if they believe it to be true, gives them enough to investigate.”
The attorney added that this was the “tit-for-tat” he predicted would occur.
“And of course, the House, when it was controlled by Democrats, went very, very far in investigating Donald Trump,” he said, “and as I said at the time, there’ll be tit-for-tat when the Republicans get control of the House, they’ll do the same thing.”
“I’d prefer to see mutual disarmament, but you can’t have unilateral disarmament,” Dershowitz said. “If one side weaponizes the impeachment and the criminal justice system, you can expect the other side will do as well.”
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Though he represented former President Donald Trump in his second impeachment trial, the liberal attorney voted against him twice.
Still, he questions if Smith’s indictment of Trump is “strong enough to justify an indictment of the leading candidate to challenge the president in next year’s election.”
“Even with the recorded statements,” Dershowitz wrote in an op-ed for the Wall Street Journal, “this case isn’t nearly as strong as the one that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974.”
He suggests that Smith may have “alleged that Mr. Trump willfully rather than negligently mishandled classified material” to “distinguish Mr. Trump’s case from those of Hillary Clinton, Joe Biden and Mike Pence, none of which allegedly involved willfulness.”
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Clinton’s destruction of emails is notorious, and both Biden and former Vice President Mike Pence were discovered to be in possession of classified documents after the FBI raided Mar-a-Lago.
“Nixon was almost certainly guilty of destroying evidence, bribing witnesses and other acts of obstruction,” Dershowitz wrote. “Many of the charges in this case are matters of degree. Nor have prosecutors any evidence that Mr. Trump’s actions damaged national security more than those of Mr. Biden, Mr. Pence and Mrs. Clinton did.”
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