On Wednesday, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz appeared on “The View” to talk about his opinion regarding the ongoing Senate impeachment trial.
At one point during the interview, Dershowitz got into an argument with far-left show-host Sunny Hostin and was actually able to get her to help prove his point.
“Alan, you just mentioned that you’ve been a lawyer for a long time and you have been, a defense attorney,” Hostin started. “Even with the new Bolton revelations, we still don’t have a guarantee that Republicans will vote to hear from Bolton, and my question is, what kind of trial have you seen that doesn’t have witnesses or evidence? I mean —”
“Many, many,” Dershowitz replied.
Hostin continued, “Okay, but if Trump didn’t commit a crime, why not let the evidence and witnesses back him up? Because in my experience as a prosecutor, defendants always have a list of witnesses that exonerate them.”
Dershowitz then dumbed it down for Hostin with a hypothetical example.
“Let me ask you a question. You’re a prosecutor. You indict somebody for dishonesty, not a crime, dishonesty—” he said.
“I didn’t indict people for that—” Hostin shot back.
“That’s my point,” Dershowitz grinned as he used Hostin’s response to prove that the defense did not need to call on more witnesses since there was no crime in the first place. “You would have a motion to dismiss. The judge would dismiss it. I’ve had cases like that which I’ve won based on no witnesses because no crime has been charged.”
“I argue that no impeachable offense has been charged,” Dershowitz added. “If I’m right, there are no witnesses. If I’m wrong, then the rule has to be if one side can call witnesses, the other side must be able to call witnesses. We must have equality.”
“Fine, okay,” Hostin said in defeat.
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