Alan Dershowitz on defending Trump: ‘My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore’
By Caitlin Yilek | Dec 27, 2017,
Harvard Law School professor Alan Dershowitz says he’s feeling the heat from family and friends over his defense of President Trump amid special counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation.
“It’s caused me to lose seven pounds,” Dershowitz told Politico. “My liberal friends don’t invite me to dinner anymore.”
Dershowitz often appears on Fox News to argue against Mueller bringing an obstruction of justice charge against Trump, saying it would send the country into a constitutional crisis. He has also defended Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey.
“My really, really close friends say, ‘You’re 100 percent right in your analysis, but can’t you just shut the f—k up and not talk at all,’” he said. “They tell me, ‘This is a time for selective silence.’ My nephew thinks I’m helping keep in office one of the greatest dangers in American history. I tell him I’m just standing up for principle. He tells me that I don’t have to stand up so loud.”
Dershowitz added that his family is no longer proud to be associated with him.
“I was a source of pride to my kids, my grandkids,” he said. “Now it’s ‘Oy, he’s related to Alan Dershowitz.’ That hurts me a little bit.”
Yet Dershowitz said he’s “happy with the role I’m playing.”
“I think I’ve changed the debate on the subject of obstruction of justice,” he said.
Maybe that message should be telling him something. But Dershowitz gets no credit for his defense of Hillary? You know, where no one should be going after their opponents by weaponizing things like email processes. Maybe that is not his words but that we shouldn’t be investigating political opponents. Even though it is Hillary and her people who were investigating Trump. That seems to be okay for Democrats.
Still Alan is loosing friends. Isn’t the irony rich in what kind of friends these are? But Dems never would have an issue with blanket defense…denial about Hillary. In fact, he would gain friends. Even though what Hillary and Comey did was actually obstruction of justice. She clocked about five years doing it. That was really obstruction of justice.