For nearly fifteen minutes on air, Donald Trump’s attorney Alan Dershowitz snapped at CNN for airing a clip of his own argument on the Senate floor because it made it look like he was throwing the president under the bus.
In his argument, Dershowitz claimed that even if a president wanted a quid pro quo he cannot be impeached because it’s against the “public interest.”
“Your election is in the public interest,” the attorney said Wednesday. “And 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.”
But according to Dershowitz, his own words are not true.
“You should never have said that I said that!” Dershowitz railed against CNN.
“We were just playing a clip of what you said,” host Wolf Blitzer said.
“I deliberately don’t talk about the facts!” Dershowitz claimed.
On CNN he ranted to Blitzer and Jeff Toobin who tried to hold him accountable. Dershowitz then tried to change the message, saying he had no political bias, but Toobin cut in to slap Mike Pompeo
“My politics are to the left of your politics,” Dershowitz said to Toobin. “My politics are probably to the left of Wolf’s politics.”
Even host Jake Tapper fact-checked another Dershowitz claim about a law professor he quoted Wednesday. That Harvard law professor came on CNN and corrected Dershowitz, calling him out for twisting his words. Dershowitz then attacked CNN again for not backing him up when the professor called Dershowitz a “joke” on air.
Take a look at his rant in the video clip below: