Dershowitz: Flynn Plea Is “Show Of Weakness” From Mueller

Alan Dershowitz is one of the leading legal minds in America. He has been skeptical of the Mueller investigation from the beginning. He has some thoughts on the recent developments with Michael Flynn as well.

He writes at The Hill:

Why did Flynn lie and why did Mueller charge him with lying?

The charge to which retired Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn has pleaded guilty may tell us a great deal about the Robert Mueller investigation.

The first question is, why did Flynn lie? People who lie to the FBI generally do so because, if they told the truth, they would be admitting to a crime. But the two conversations that Flynn falsely denied having were not criminal. He may have believed they were criminal but, if he did, he was wrong…

So, despite the banner headlines calling the Flynn guilty plea a “thunderclap,” I think it may be a show of weakness on the part of the special counsel rather than a sign of strength. So far he has had to charge potential witnesses with crimes that bear little or no relationship to any possible crimes committed by current White House incumbents. Mueller would have much preferred to indict Flynn for conspiracy or some other crime directly involving other people, but he apparently lacks the evidence to do so.

I do not believe he will indict anyone under the Logan Act. If he were to do so, that would be unethical and irresponsible. Nor do I think he will charge President Trump with any crimes growing out of the president’s exercise of his constitutional authority to fire the director of the FBI or to ask him not to prosecute Flynn.

Dershowitz makes excellent points but even this probably won’t stop the media from continuing to daydream about overturning the 2016 election. They have lost all sense of reality.

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