Dershowitz: ‘We’re Moving Closer And Closer To The Surveillance State’

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Harvard University professor Alan Dershowitz, known for having President Trump’s ear, reacted to news that President Trump’s personal attorney’s phones were wiretapped with a dystopian take.

“Well I think we are moving closer and closer to the surveillance state where phone calls are tapped, where emails are secured without a real basis,” he said. “I think prosecutors should not be seeking wiretaps on lawyers’ offices and search warrants and subpoenas for lawyers, e-mail files, unless they have very substantial evidence of very serious crimes. Campaign contributions don’t qualify, for the kind of crime that should justify the wiretapping of a lawyer.”