Liberal attorney and commentator Alan Dershowitz lashed out at the media for its two years of lies about “Russia collusion,” Sunday, calling the Mueller report a “good day” for President Donald Trump and a “very, very bad day” for fake news CNN.
On Sunday, U.S. Attorney General William Barr delivered to Congress a four-page letter summarizing special counsel Robert Mueller’s report. The report not only refused to recommend any further indictments of Trump or his associates, but it found no proof of any collusion with Russia or any obstruction of justice.
Later that day, appearing on Fox News, Dersh took a victory lap reminding the viewers that he had it right the whole time: there was NO “collusion” between the Russians and Donald Trump, his sons, or his inner circle.
“But it’s important that we did learn there are no sealed indictments,” Dershowitz noted.
“There’s no recommendation in the report for any further indictments, and so this is not what many people feared, just shifting it over to the southern district and saying we’re not going to indict this guy, but maybe you should. That was done with the attorney general as far as the obstruction of justice, but he didn’t do it with the southern district,” the famed attorney added.
Dersh then went after the lying media saying it was a “very, very bad day for CNN.”
“I have to tell you,” Dershowitz continued, “they should be hanging their head in shame when you think about how many people went out on a limb and predicted there would be indictments for obstruction, there would be indictments for collusion, there would be indictments for this and for that.”
“They made it seem like it was an open and shut case, and they misinformed the American public, and they have to have some public accountability when you say things that turn out not to be true,” he said.
Then Dersh took his victory lap:
“Look, I’ve been vindicated,” he said. “I’ve been saying this from day one and been criticized and condemned for simply doing a legal analysis that I think any reasonable, objective, nonpartisan lawyer would have done, would have come to the same conclusion I came to and, essentially, the conclusion that was come to today by the attorney general.”
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