Nunes Just Got Humiliated After Trying To Undermine Trump Investigations
During an interview with Fox News on Friday morning, Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA) attempted to undermine the investigation into Donald Trump’s possible collusion with Russia by claiming that Democrats tampered with Michael Cohen prior to his testimony in front of Congress.
But not every conservative is on the same page as Nunes. Shortly after Nunes’ interview with Fox News, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz told the network that the former Republican chairman’s statements were “exaggerated.”
“It’s perfectly lawful for Democratic staffers to travel to prepare a witness,” he said. “That happens every day. I don’t know what the fuss is about that.”
“I think it really depends on what influence the lawyers or the staffers may have had on his testimony,” he added later. “They are not allowed to tell him what to say, obviously. On the other hand, they are allowed to suggest what the areas of interest are of the members of Congress. I think it has to be looked into very carefully but with a presumption of innocence.”
“I don’t think there is anything there,” Dershowitz added. “I think if Republicans were in House control today and they were calling Hillary Clinton people who were going to testify against Hillary Clinton or against Democrats they would be sending people to New York to help prepare their testimony.”
Dershowitz then claimed that Nunes, and many Republicans like him, can always ask Cohen to testify and go through the same process as Democrats did.
“We have to presume that they just did what lawyers and staffers do all the time,” he said. “And that is help prepare witnesses, cover the areas that want to be discussed. This sounds like a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing.”
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