Famed Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz
Most liberals completely misunderstand the complex impeachment process. Attorney Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard Law professor emeritus and longtime Democrat, outlines his case against impeaching Trump on "Salon Talks," despite the harsh criticism he's received from fellow liberals. "I'm simply defending Donald Trump's civil liberties and constitutional rights and I'm being accused of being complicit with Donald Trump's policies," Dershowitz told SalonTV. The Harvard law professor dives into the complexities of impeachment and why he's standing up for civil liberties and the law, even if it means defending Trump, dismissing Mueller's investigation and upsetting Democratic allies. His new book, "The Case Against Impeaching Trump" is available now.
"The Constitution is a very difficult document to live with. It imposes all kinds of restraints on what we can do," Dershowitz explained. He outlines why treason is very difficult to prove and why honing in on Trump's intentions with Russia surrounding the election won't get us far either. "Everybody has mixed motives. Once we start probing the motives of why a constitutionally authorized act was engaged in, we're going to have a very slippery slope," the professor said.Watch the interview above to hear why Dershowitz thinks checks and balances are working under Trump, where he disagrees with Trump on policy and his advice for the president on selecting a Supreme Court nominee. Tune in for SalonTV's live shows, "Salon Talks" and "Salon Stage", daily at noon ET / 9 a.m. PT and 4 p.m. ET / 1 p.m. PT, streaming live on YouTube, Facebook and Periscope.