Dershowitz: You Can Manufacture Crimes Against Anybody, That's What's Wrong With The Special Counsel

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Alan Dershowitz on James Comey telling ABC News that President Trump acted like a crime boss and how a prosecutor or special counsel can create and manufacture crimes against anybody if they are determined to do so.

"You can find evidence to create or manufacture crimes against anybody, if you're determined to do it," Dershowitz said on Wednesday's broadcast of Sean Hannity's FOX News show. "That's what's wrong with the special counsel. Because they come in with targets painted on people's back. And people like Comey and people like Mueller are going to find crimes."

SEAN HANNITY, FOX NEWS: You've had a busy 36 hours. Let's go back a little bit to yesterday. I also really want your take on an FBI director compares a sitting president to a mob boss.



ALAN DERSHOWITZ: Well, let's start with that. It really proves the point of my book, Trumped Up. You can find evidence to create or manufacture crimes against anybody, if you're determined to do it. That's what's wrong with the special counsel. Because they come in with targets painted on people's back. And people like Comey and people like Mueller are going to find crimes.

Whether they have to go and try to find a technical violation of banking laws on which they can hook pornography stars or things of that kind. And even your account which was metaphorical in part, proves again if you're determined to find crimes against everybody, you can do it. That's why we have to restrict and limit the application of the criminal law to clear, unequivocal crimes and don't use it against political enemies unless the evidence is overwhelming.


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