Dershowitz Has Finally Lost It Completely

Dershowitz Has Finally Lost It Completely December 18, 2018

Alan Dershowitz has said some astonishingly dumb things about the Mueller investigation and Donald Trump but in an interview on Fox News, he may finally have gone off the deep end completely. He says that Michael Flynn did not commit a crime by lying to the FBI because the FBI knew the truth already, that he had been talking to the Russians.

“I hope the judge understands when he has the case tomorrow that Flynn did not commit a crime by lying,” Dershowitz told Fox News host Bill Hemmer. “Because the lie has to be material to the investigation. And if the FBI already knew the answer to the question and only asked him the question in order to give him an opportunity to lie, his answer — even if false — was not material to the investigation.”

“Lying to the FBI is not a crime!” the law professor added.

Lest you think this is somehow out of context, I’ll put the video below. This is simply ridiculous. The FBI was conducting a counter-intelligence investigation, one of the key elements of which is to determine whether Flynn could be compromised by blackmail. And what would make him susceptible to blackmail? If he was lying to them and to others about having the conversations that — yes — they already knew about because they had intercepted them. That is absolutely material to the investigation and if he were to make this argument in front of a judge, he would get laughed at. And he should.

"And a highly instructive read it is too."

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