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Alan Dershowitz: Congress should be sued for investigating too much

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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.”

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“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.

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Trump ‘just wants this problem to go away’: President desperate to get coronavirus ‘off his plate’

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President Donald Trump is desperate for the coronavirus problem to go away, and he doesn't exactly care how it happens.

According to New York Times reporter Annie Karni, sources are telling her that the biggest concern Trump has is more about the markets than the deaths of Americans from the virus.

"First, let's establish, this is a president who tried to change science with a Sharpie when it came to hurricane path prediction," said MSNBC host Brian Williams. "That picture lasts forever."

"Even his allies on Fox and his allies outside the White House were kind of channeling to that proverbial audience of one that this was a great opportunity to look presidential and to tell the facts," said Karni. The Donald Trump we saw out there in the briefing room was very casual, kind of left the facts to the other people that accompanied him out there. But he clearly publicly and privately just wants this problem to go away. He wants to downplay it. He thinks -- he has called people who are talking about fears about it alarmist. He doesn't want to be alarmist, and he's kind of holding on to any comment that makes it sound like this will naturally be a problem that is removed from his plate. That's what we saw publicly, and that's what he's been saying privately as well."

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Seth Meyers: You know Trump isn’t the chief law enforcement officer because he couldn’t pass the physical

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"Late Night" host Seth Meyers warned that the United States is sliding into authoritarianism under President Donald Trump.

Sounding the alarm Wednesday evening, Meyers cited reports that Trump was making lists of disloyal people, purging them from their jobs, hiring unqualified cronies in top posts, and claiming he has the right to interfere in criminal cases.

While speaking to the press last week, Trump even announced that he's allowed to be involved in all criminal cases because he's the chief law enforcement officer of the United States. It's actually a title used for the attorney general.

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Conservative columnist nails the infectious diseases the Trump White House is suffering from

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On Wednesday, conservative columnist Max Boot revealed the "diseases" at the heart of President Donald Trump's administration that are weakening their capacity to respond to the very real disease threat from coronavirus.

Simply put: Fevered nationalism, hatred of the civil service, and a pathological desire to erase the legacy of President Barack Obama.

"Covid-19 has already infected more than 80,000 people in 37 countries, causing more than 2,600 deaths, and experts doubt it will slow in the spring," wrote Boot. "That a virus that started in China could have a bad impact on the United States should be no surprise: Diseases don’t respect borders any more than terrorists or trade flows do. Transnational threats require transnational solutions. To cite but one example, many of the medicines and medical supplies that Americans need, including N95 face masks, come from China."

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