Dershowitz: Trump 'Not Out of the Woods' in NY Federal Probe of Michael Cohen
Attorney Alan Dershowitz said he believes President Trump should be more concerned with the Southern District of New York's investigation into his longtime attorney, Michael Cohen, than with the Russia probe.
Dershowitz reacted to the news that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein told Trump last week that the president is not a target in the Cohen investigation. He emphasized that Trump is "not out of the woods" when it comes to this case.
"You can't have any confidence that your best friend, your brother, your sister-in-law, won't flip if the government charges them with serious crimes," he noted.
Dershowitz said the witness then knows he will get a better plea deal if he "tells the government what [it] wants to hear and that may not always be the truth."
He explained that he does not see the same legal "vulnerability" for Trump in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's probe.
Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat, reiterated that a commission of nonpartisan experts should have looked into the election interference, not a special counsel.
"When you start by looking for crimes, you don't end up getting the truth. ... Under our federal criminal law, almost anybody can be charged with anything if you look hard enough," said the Harvard Law professor emeritus, calling for all civil libertarians to speak out regardless of their political persuasions.
Watch the full discussion above with Sean Hannity and Gregg Jarrett.