For the past few months, Democrats have been screaming non-stop about President Donald Trump’s alleged ties with Russia. These cries have only been amplified by the steady drip-drip of leaks coming out of the swamp that is Washington, D.C.
The appointment of a special counsel (former FBI Director Robert Mueller) to lead the investigation the allegations of Trump colluding with Russia caused many Democrats to cheer because they believed that Trump’s firing of former FBI Director James Comey was somehow proof of Trump’s guilt.
Appearing recently on Fox News’ “Tucker Carlson Tonight,” legal expert Alan Dershowitz explained that he believed the special counsel would actually help the Trump administration, and that Trump ultimately has authority over the FBI.
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“There can’t be obstruction of justice for the president to fire Comey, that’s his constitutional and statutory right to do that. Even if the president did say to Comey, ‘let it go when it comes to Flynn,'” Dershowitz explained.
“Under the unitary theory of the executive, the president has a right to direct the Justice Department and the right to direct the FBI what to do,” he continued.
Dershowitz went on to highlight a historical example of President Thomas Jefferson getting heavily involved in his attempt to have Aaron Burr prosecuted, including threatening a Supreme Court Justice with impeachment.
While Trump does have authority over what the FBI does, he doesn’t have that same legal authority over a special counsel — but Dershowitz said Trump can depend on one thing … [VIDEO ON NEXT PAGE]