Alan Dershowitz appears on 'Hannity' to expound on his column in 'The Hill' reacting to Robert Mueller's press conference where he wrote the special counsel was "putting his thumb, indeed his elbow, on the scale of justice in favor of impeachment."
Dershowitz said Mueller must have a "motive" to "help the Democrats" because there was no reason to emphasize that it could not be proven that Donald Trump committed a crime or was involved in a criminal conspiracy.
Dershowitz also called the statement worse than when former FBI Director James Comey held a press conference exonerating Hillary Clinton while at the same time calling the handling of her private server "extremely careless conduct."
ALAN DERSHOWITZ: What I saw today was him putting his thumb, his elbow on the scale. When he said, "if we had had confidence that the president clearly did not commit a crime, we would have said so." That was absolutely inappropriate for him to say. It was worse than anything that Comey said when he exonerated Hillary Clinton and then said, but she engaged in extremely careless conduct. Everybody condemned that. This is much, much worse.
It does show that he had a motive to help the Democrats here. There is no other possible motive why he would have gone out of his way to say that, he could have easily said the opposite. If we had confidence that the president didn't commit a crime, we would have said it. If we had confidence that he committed a crime, we would have said it. But, no, we emphasized only the possibility that the president might have committed a crime. That went well beyond his authority as special counsel.
It also showed we should have never had a special counsel. We should have had an objective, neutral, nonpartisan investigative commission looking into the entire effort of Russia to intrude itself into the '16 election and continuing to the '20 election and proposing efforts to ameliorate that in the future. A special counsel was a terrible, terrible mistake and I think Mueller's statement today proves that beyond any doubt.