Appearing on Fox News just hours before the office of special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to release reports on the cases of President Donald Trump’s former campaign chairman Paul Manafort and Trump lawyer Michael Cohen, attorney Alan Dershowitz tried to muddy the waters on possible witness tampering by the president.
According to the former law professor who has become an ardent defender of Trump, Mueller commits “bribery” when he offers plea deals.
“You know it’s so ironic, people complain all the time that President Trump may have dangled pardons in front of people and that constitutes tampering with witnesses and bribery,” Dershowitz attempted. “Think about what the government does every day, what prosecutors do every day? They literally bribe witnesses, by their freedoms, sometimes their lives and their money.”
“When the government offers less time in prison to a witness to get their testimony, that constitutes bribery,” he asserted before backtracking and saying a court of appeals that previously made that ruling saw it struck down.
You can watch the video below via Fox News: