(PartiallyPolitics.com) – Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz in an appearance on “Mornings with Maria” on Friday argued that there could be “dangerous” consequences brought by former President Donald Trump’s federal indictment, arguing that the case is not as strong as it would be required based on the historic precedent.
Dershowitz during the show stated that the case against Trump needed to at least be “as strong” as the one against Richard Nixon, which had led to not only the Democrats but also his Republican colleagues calling for his resignation. He argued that the case needed to be so strong that people would not have a choice but to support it, however so far the Republicans appear to be opposed to the indictment.
The indictment was announced by Trump through a post on his social media platform, Truth Social. Following a months-long investigation Special Counsel Jack Smith has decided to bring seven federal charges against Trump relating to his attempts to obstruct justice and retain classified documents that should have been returned to the government.
Trump was also indicted earlier this year in New York. In that case, Trump pleaded not guilty to the 34 felony counts of falsifying business records in the first degree that were filed against him by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg.
Dershowitz in his remarks noted that if the “indictment is as weak as it appears to be” then it could actually end up being “the most dangerous indictment” in U.S. politics. As he noted this is the first time that the frontrunner in the primary is being indicted by the incumbent President in an attempt to block him from running.
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