If you’re a political junkie and are looking for a summer blockbuster, James Comey’s expected testimony before the Senate Intelligence Committee on June 8 certainly fits the bill.
The former FBI director — who hasn’t made a public appearance since his firing by President Donald Trump on May 9, according to Reuters — is expected to be asked whether the president asked him to drop an investigation into former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn and his connections to Russia and Turkey.
What Comey says could send shockwaves around Washington. And, even though the left is looking forward to the hearing like a kid who wants a Playstation anticipates Christmas, legal analyst Alan Dershowitz says shockwaves may not necessarily be a bad thing for the president.
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In an appearance on MSNBC’s “For the Record With Greta,” Dershowitz told host Greta Van Susteren that the testimony would help the president’s long-term strategy at the expense of a publicity hit.
“This could hurt Trump politically but it will help him legally,” Dershowitz said. “Why will it help him legally? Every defense lawyer wants to see a preview of the testimony against them.
“That’s why we hate grand jury hearings and we love inquiries, preliminary hearings, where we can hear in open what’s coming up against our client.”
Dershowitz also had a warning for Democrats who are looking to hit the president with obstruction of justice allegations over his conversation with Comey… [VIDEO ON NEXT PAGE]