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Comey Segment Explodes when Famed Attorney Says New Comey Evidence Proves Trump Did Not Commit Crime

Famed Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz sparked a debate on CNN Wednesday when he claimed that former FBI Director James Comey’s prepared testimony proved that President Donald Trump didn’t obstruct justice or commit a crime.

Among the main allegations pending against Trump is that he attempted to pressure Comey in order to end the FBI’s investigation into Michael Flynn.

But Dershowitz said if Trump really wanted to end the investigation, he could have just ordered Comey to end the probe and pardoned Flynn.

“That’s what President Bush did,” Dershowitz said, citing the case of Caspar Weinberger. “You cannot have obstruction of justice when the president exercises his constitutional authority to pardon, his constitutional authority to fire the director of the FBI, or his constitutional authority to tell the director of the FBI who to prosecute and who not to prosecute.”

When CNN anchor Anderson Cooper pointed out that Comey said Trump told him he hoped he could “let this go,” regarding the Flynn investigation, Dershowitz said it doesn’t matter if Trump wanted to impede the investigation.

“That is his constitutional power,” he added. “He has the right to say, ‘You will not investigate Flynn.’ The best proof of that is he could have simply said to Comey, ‘Stop the investigation, I’ve just pardoned Flynn.’”

but CNN legal analyst Jeffery Toobin disagreed with Dershowitz, saying Watergate is proof that the president cannot “obstruct justice.

Dershowitz claimed the punishment of impeachment that Richard Nixon faced is different than being found guilty of a crime because there is no judicial review during impeachment proceedings.

“You can impeach him if you don’t like what he did,” he said. “But you cannot say it’s a crime. It’s simply not a crime for the president to exercise his constitutional authority to pardon or to direct the FBI.”

Toobin dismissed Dershowitz’s points entirely, arguing that the president is not allowed to use “corrupt acts” and the FBI to protect his political interests.

The men did not find common ground by the end of the segment.