Harvard professor and Fox News analyst Alan Dershowitz defended President Trump against criticism that he’s “dangled pardons” in front of people by suggesting that the government does the same thing every day.
“It’s so ironic. People complain all the time that President Trump may have dangled pardons in front of people and that constitutes tampering with witnesses and bribery,” he said. “Think of what the government does every day, what prosecutors do every day. They literally bribe witnesses by their freedom, sometimes their life and their money.”
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The comments came as Dershowitz discussed what to expect from two key developments in the Russia probe on Friday. Special counsel Robert Mueller is expected to file court documents that reveal information about Michael Cohen’s plea deal with the special counsel and what prosecutors believe Paul Manafort lied to them about.