Law professor Alan Dershowitz suggested over the weekend that the U.S. Congress should be sued for abusing its constitutional authority to investigate the executive branch of government.
Dershowitz made the statement on Fox News during a segment about special counsel Robert Mueller’s report.
“I think it does show that the Mueller commission, ultimately, has not been a success,” Dershowitz opined. “It didn’t uncover any of the crimes that were part of its original mandate by any American citizens.”
“But we still can see investigations and prosecutions brought by the Southern District of New York and other prosecutors’ offices,” he continued. “In fact, what we may see in the report is a road map for how further investigations both by U.S. Attorneys’ offices and by Congress can be pursued.”
Dershowitz went on to say that he was “deeply concerned” about investigations are taking place in Congress.
“They’re supposed to investigate in order to help them pass legislation, not to expose people, not to simply attack people, not to make it harder for an administration to function,” he insisted. “And I think the time will come when lawsuits will be brought to try to limit the ability of Congress to conduct investigations that are improperly motivated.”
It was not immediately clear which congressional investigations merit a lawsuit in Dershowitz’s opinion.
Watch the video below from Fox News.