Alan Dershowitz said on "Fox & Friends" Wednesday that a push to impeach President Trump would be "foolish" for House Democrats. 

Several prominent Trump critics are set to take over as House committee chairs and some or all of those committees are expected to open investigations into Trump and his administration, including potentially seeking his tax returns. 

Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, predicted division within the Democratic Party, with more "radical" lawmakers calling for Trump's impeachment.

"That would be a foolish abuse of their newly-elected majority," Dershowitz said, adding that he does expect various House committees to launch investigations and issue subpoenas.


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"I think the American public will not find that particularly attractive. ... What they want is to see progress on jobs, on the environment, on border security," Dershowitz said. "So I think the Democrats would be foolish to devote too much of their priorities to investigating political enemies."

As for calls for impeachment, Dershowitz said he believes the Democratic Party leadership will be "sensible."

"I think it would backfire now for the Democrats to try to impeach President Trump," Dershowitz said. "The country is not looking for that." 

Watch more from Dershowitz above.


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