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‘Like Banana Republic Land’: Alan Dershowitz Says Biden ‘Urged’ Merrick Garland To ‘Indict’ Trump

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz on Friday responded to reports that President Joe Biden was frustrated by the slowness of the Justice Department’s investigation of the Donald Trump challenge to the 2020 presidential election. He called the prosecution of former President Trump “like banana land.”

After special counsel Jack Smith secured 37 indictments against Trump in June, Trump secured four indictments over efforts to challenge the results of the 2020 election. He pleaded not guilty to all charges in an arraignment on Thursday. Regarding the investigation into the suspicion of confidential documents.of new york times Biden has reportedly expressed frustration at the pace of the investigation into Trump, telling aides that he was a threat to democracy and needed an indictment by the Justice Department. (Related: ‘There’s No Fury in Hell’: Laura Ingraham Questions Trump Indictment Timing Ahead of 2024 Election)

“President Biden urged the Attorney General to indict a man he knew would be a major adversary if he went against him,” Dershowitz said as guest host on Fox Business Network’s “Kudlow.” I told David Asman, who served as “It starts to look like the land of a banana republic. This is what happens when those in power fear the democratic process. They are.”

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“I have a constitutional right to vote against Donald Trump for the third time,” Dershowitz said. “I voted against him twice and I will vote against him again, but I want to have the right to vote against him, and I want that right to be taken away by the prosecution and the president who wants him in jail. I don’t want to be stripped. That’s not the American way.”

Dershowitz also noted that the District of Columbia was chosen as the venue for the trial, pointing to Assmann’s coverage of Latin America and Eastern Europe, noting that the US is not becoming a “banana republic”. I asked.

“This is a step in that direction, bringing the case in the District of Columbia, which is 95% anti-Trump, and putting it before a judge with an anti-Trump history. If he thinks he has, he should join the defense, move the trial to West Virginia or Virginia, and agree to try it before a different judge who hasn’t been anti-Trump for too long,” Dershowitz said. said. He said. “Therefore, I doubt he will get a fair trial in the District of Columbia.”

Legal experts said many of the acts Smith claimed to be criminal in the indictment appear to be protected by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution. Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said the indictment attacked not only the First Amendment, but also the rights of attorneys under President Trump’s Sixth Amendment.

Florida’s Republican Governor Ron DeSantis, South Carolina’s Republican Senator Tim Scott and businessman Vivek Ramaswamy, all of Trump’s main rivals for the 2024 GOP nomination, condemned the indictment. bottom.

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