Dershowitz Argues Trump Case ‘Doesn’t Satisfy The Banana Republic Test’ | Eastern North Carolina Now

Special counsel Jack Smith’s January 6 case against former President Donald Trump fails to pass the “banana republic test,” according to Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz.

    Publisher's Note: This post appears here courtesy of the The Daily Wire. The author of this post is Daniel Chaitin.

    Special counsel Jack Smith's January 6 case against former President Donald Trump fails to pass the "banana republic test," according to Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz.

    During a discussion with Blaze Media co-founder Glenn Beck, Dershowitz argued that prosecutors will not be able to prove Trump acted with a "corrupt motive" as he allegedly sought to overturn the results of the 2020 election over claims that it was stolen.

    Still, the inquiry is escalating as Trump is campaigning as the GOP frontrunner in the 2024 race for the White House, setting up a possible general election rematch with President Joe Biden, Dershowitz noted.

    "This just doesn't satisfy the banana republic test. In banana republics, presidents prosecute their political opponents and the stronger their political opponents are in the polls, the more likely they are to be prosecuted," Dershowitz said.

    Dershowitz pointed to polling showing Trump and Biden virtually tied in a head-to-head matchup. He said any indictment against the former president "better be the strongest indictment in American history" with "smoking gun" evidence.

    The four-count indictment brought on Tuesday is "flawed" and "filled with speculation," Dershowitz said, adding that it does not meet the "Nixon standard" established when former President Richard Nixon's Republican allies turned against him during the Watergate scandal.

    Trump has been charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to obstruct an official proceeding, obstructing an official proceeding, and conspiracy against rights. He is expected to be arraigned in Washington, D.C., on Thursday.

    Among Smith's defenders is former acting Solicitor General Neal Katyal, who told MSNBC that the special counsel was "picked as an independent, career prosecutor." He said attacks on "the Biden Justice Department" for "going after" Trump are "poppycock."

    On the other side of the argument is George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley, who wrote an op-ed published by USA Today saying Smith aims to "criminalize false political claims" in a way that will "bulldoze through the First Amendment and a line of Supreme Court cases."


    Trump faces two other indictments in a documents-related case brought by Smith and a hush-money case brought by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. He may also be charged in a 2020 election inquiry in Georgia. Trump has broadly denied any wrongdoing and claims he is the target of a political "witch hunt."

    Dershowitz, who defended Trump in his first impeachment trial, previously claimed to Fox Business that Smith's documents-related case against the former president failed to pass the Nixon test and "may be the most dangerous indictment in political history."

Now that the public is allowed to know the truth regarding the Hunter Biden Laptop Scandal, after more that 2 1/2 years of deception by the corrupt Corporate Media Kabal, propropagandidats all, and the discredited Deep State, we have NOW learned that the infamous laptop is far less about the Biden Boy's fetish for pornography, narcotics and Russian whores, and far more about Hunter's pivotal role in the Biden Crime Syndicate's selling of deep access to our foreign adversaries, and to what extent it has compromised our national security: What is your opinion about this possible coordinated Treason?
  It is imperative that we know the truth of what may be the greatest scandal in our Republic's history, and all aforementioned parties prosecuted for their crimes against the People.
  Currently, our Two Tiered Justice System is constructed to protect all Democratic Socialists, their corrupt "Journalist" spokes-sheople, and their Deep State enablers ... so why bother.
  It is Donald Trump's fault.
  How can we be assured that the "Laptop" is real? Would NOT our standard journalists have investigated this issue thoroughly nearly 3 years ago if it was real?
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