Alan Dershowitz on Russia Probe: We Accuse People of Crime Too Fast in This Country
Alan Dershowitz said that the secretive turn the Russia investigation has taken is the wrong tack for investigators.
A "criminal investigation behind locked doors" is the wrong way to learn about any possible Russia connection, the Harvard law professor told "Fox & Friends Weekend."
Dershowitz offered that a more appropriate investigation would be similar to the 9/11 commission, which inquired into intelligence and FBI failures in the wake of the 9/11 attack.
"We accuse people of crime much too quickly in this country," Dershowitz said.
Democrats and Republicans should both want to know about any Russian tampering with the election so they can pass laws guarding against it happening in the future, he continued.
Long-time Trump associate Roger Stone will testify to the House Intelligence Committee on July 24 in a closed hearing. Also testifying at a private hearing is former Trump campaign aide Michael Caputo on July 14.
Last month Attorney General Jeff Sessions and fired FBI Director James Comey testified on Capitol Hill in public hearings, both of which dominated the news for days.
Another problem with the investigation is that pieces of it are released selectively through leaks, Dershowitz said.
If it were an open hearing "at least some media" would get it right and individuals would be able to judge for themselves, he concluded.