Legal expert Alan Dershowitz said that efforts by a Georgia grand jury are part of a wider effort to attack and smear former President Donald Trump. None of the potential legal actions against Trump would be legally sound, he said.
The prominent attorney stated that the efforts of the Georgia grand jury are part of a wider scheme to attack the former president. While the potential for charges from the grand jury captured national headlines, the fundamentals of the case are very different, said Dershowitz.
The attorney spoke to Newsmax’s Greta Van Susteren this week. Dershowitz said that he is a “liberal Democrat” who would vote against former President Trump if he is nominated in 2024. However, he said that he believed that the former president would be “exonerated on appeal” if Trump is indicted by Fulton County.
According to Dershowitz, President Trump’s conversation with Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger (R) in the aftermath of the 2020 election. According to Dershowitz, Trump’s request to “find 11,780 votes” was not actionable.
Dershowitz said, “Find has a meaning. Look in the dictionary. It means something’s been lost and you have to find it. It doesn’t mean something’s been invented or created.”
The legal expert added that the statement in a conversation “cannot possibly be the basis for a criminal prosecution in any just system.”
The attorney is also releasing a new book, entitled Get Trump: The Threat to Civil Liberties, Due Process, and Our Constitutional Rule of Law. According to the attorney, there is still a chance of an indictment by Georgia officials.
Dershowitz described the district attorney as being part of the “Get Trump” movement. Dershowitz said that what is happening in Georgia is similar to similar anti-Trump efforts in Washington, New York, and elsewhere.
The potential for prosecution follows several high-profile interviews by a member of the grand jury, who described a potential subpoena of the former president as an “awesome moment.”
Georgia Grand Jury Foreperson: "I kind of wanted to subpoena the former president because I got to swear everybody in…that would be an awesome moment." pic.twitter.com/24pRdBbX9z
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A portion of the grand jury report was released by Georgia officials, adding major press coverage regarding the potential prosecution of the former president.
According to Alan Dershowitz, any future action would be completely unjustified.