Law professor Alan Dershowitz suggested on Sunday that President Donald Trump has a “due process” right to a “rebuttal report” at the same time that special counsel Robert Mueller releases his findings in the Russia investigation.
“Remember, we’re going to see a rebuttal report from the Trump team,” Dershowitz told ABC’s This Week. “The American people should withhold their judgement until they see both reports.”
Political analyst Dan Abrams interrupted to disagree with Dershowitz.
“This will be the first time in American history where a defendant or someone that’s accused of something gets to write a response report to what an indictment is,” Abrams remarked. “Every criminal defendant in America would love to be able to write their own report about what they say happened. But that’s not the way the system works.”
“You’re contradicting yourself!” Dershowitz exclaimed. “This is not just a yes or no. You’re saying that special counsel has special obligations to release everything. And if they have a special obligation to release everything then there is an obligation to allow a response.”
“That’s fine,” Abrams shot back.
“Fairness requires a response,” Dershowitz continued, demanding “a simultaneous release of both” reports.
“That’s ridiculous,” Abrams countered. “The idea that you have to allow the other side, in something like this, the opportunity to file a long report in response to a prosecutor.”
“You don’t have to do that if you just limit yourself to indictment or not indictment,” Dershowitz opined. “But if you go beyond it, you start telling a story, the other side of the narrative has to be produced as well. That’s required by fairness and due process.”
“[It’s] not in the regulations,” ABC host George Stephanopoulos observed as he concluded the segment.
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White woman pulls gun on Black woman after allegedly almost hitting her with her car
On Wednesday, a viral video showed a white woman in Auburn Hills, Michigan, pulling a handgun on a Black woman in an altercation in a parking lot.
According to the woman taking the video, the white woman nearly hit the Black woman while backing up her van, and the argument escalated quickly.
"Get the license plate!" the Black woman can be heard shouting.
"Don't you f**king jump behind my car," replied the woman with the gun. "Get the f**k back! Get the f**k back! Back the f**k up!"
According to the poster, the woman who brandished the gun has been arrested.
July 4 re-opening still on after employee at private sports club owned by billionaire governor tests positive for coronavirus
After at least three complaints alleging lax reopening practices at West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice’s luxury resort hotel, a kitchen employee has tested positive for the coronavirus at a residential and sports club affiliated with The Greenbrier.
Local Health Department officials directed a 14-day quarantine for potentially exposed employees at The Lodge, a restaurant at the Greenbrier Sporting Club, and the venue will remain closed until July 10. Festivities planned at the club for July 4 will go on, but with food from other facilities.
"While the events of the past few days certainly have thrown us a curve ball, we have reached out to our friends and colleagues in the area to pull together a festival that will have something for everyone," the director of operations at the sporting club, Allen Wills, told its 400 members in a Tuesday night email, obtained by ProPublica.