Alan Dershowitz, the lead attorney leading Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, is now arguing that CNN and MSNBC falsely reported what he said on the Senate floor while trying to defend the president.
Dershowitz claimed that he never said that Trump can do anything because his reelection is a “national interest.”
They characterized my argument as if I had said that if a president believes that his re-election was in the national interest, he can do anything. I said nothing like that, as anyone who actually heard what I said can attest.
— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) January 30, 2020
Apparently Dershowitz forgets that the impeachment trial is nationally televised and he was caught on camera saying exactly what he said he didn’t say.
Here’s a video of Dershowitz claiming that Trump cannot be impeached because it’s a “national interest” for him to get reelected:
Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment." https://t.co/jKErQcS1Iy pic.twitter.com/zo4rL6Zbla
— ABC News (@ABC) January 29, 2020