Liberal legal professor who voted for Biden says Trump indictment is weakest case he's ever seen

Alan Dershowitz said that he believes this case would be thrown out if Trump wasn't involved

Published: March 30, 2023 8:40pm

Updated: March 30, 2023 8:40pm

Harvard professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz says that the Trump indictment announced Thursday is the weakest case he's ever seen in his 60 years of practicing law. 

This is "the worst, weakest, most abusive case of prosecutorial indiscretion," Dershowitz said on the "Just the News, No Noise" TV show. "In my 60 years of practicing law, I have never seen a weaker case."

A Manhattan grand jury voted to indict former President Donald Trump over his alleged role in a payment to Stormy Daniels in 2016, making him the first former president to face criminal charges. 

Dershowitz said that he believes this case would be thrown out if Trump wasn't involved. 

"I have never seen a case that would be so easy to win if the person's name was not Donald Trump and the city was not in New York," he stated.

Dershowitz said that this case will not stop the 45th president from running for re-election in 2024. 

"It can't prevent him from running, even if he's convicted," he clarified. "And even if he's jailed, the Constitution provides only specific criteria for a president and he meets all the criteria. So he can run. I think Eugene V. Debs ran for president in the 1920s from a prison cell."

Legal experts have derided the case as baseless and Trump's new personal attorney, Joe Tacopina, has asserted that the payment to his then-lawyer Michael Cohen was, in fact, a legitimate legal fee.

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