Dershowitz Urges Trump Team to 'Be Ready': Mueller Won't Release 'Balanced, Fair Report'
Legal scholar's advice: 'Write a rebuttal.'
Alan Dershowitz said President Trump and his legal team have to be ready when Special Counsel Robert Mueller releases his findings in the Russia probe, because the American public should not be presented with a "one-sided report."
Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor emeritus, explained that Mueller -- who's investigating Russian election meddling and possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Moscow -- is not going to produce a "neutral" report.
"He's not going to be fair. He's going to produce what he believes is going to be a devastating attack," Dershowitz said. "They're going to put together every bit of evidence and present a mosaic which points to the White House, the Oval Office, the president."
He said that's why he has suggested the president's legal team demand that when Mueller's report is released, they are able to simultaneously release their own report.
"Here's what has to happen: Mueller's report gets sent to the Justice Department, the Justice Department doesn't release it, it sends it over to the president's team, they then have a week to write a rebuttal ... then once their rebuttal is ready, both reports are released at the same time," Dershowitz said.
He argued that the American public should not be presented with a one-sided report, and fairness requires that both sides are allowed to make their case.
Dershowitz echoed a statement he made over the weekend, saying the Mueller report could be "devastating" politically for Trump if it goes unanswered.
"Mueller is not going to produce a balanced, fair report," he stated.
As for when the report could be released, Dershowitz said now is the "obvious time" after the midterm elections, and he predicted it could happen before the new Congress convenes in January.
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