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Alan Dershowitz Says Dems Are ‘Making Up Crimes,’ Just as KGB Did

All Americans, suggested the legal scholar, 'should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing'

Liberal Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz says that after the Democrats’ “collusion” accusation collapsed, they’re still attempting to “create crimes out of nothing” in a way reminiscent of the old KGB in the Soviet Union.

“They’re very scary.”

“They’re very frightening to any civil libertarian,” Dershowitz added on Sunday on John Catsimatidis’ “CATS Roundtable” radio show.

Whether you’re a Democrat or Republican, whether you come from New York or the middle of the country, you should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing.”

Regarding the Democrats’ impeachment investigation over the president’s alleged quid pro quo stance with Ukraine, Dershowitz said he has searched the law and transcript “from beginning to end — I couldn’t find the crime.”

“It reminds me of [what] Lavrentiy Beria, head of the KGB, said to Stalin,” Dershowitz said. “‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’ Which he really meant [was], I’ll make up the crime.”

Beria was the head of the secret police organization NKVD, which was the predecessor to the KGB.

“And so the Democrats are now making up crimes,” Dershowitz continued.

“First they made up collusion. ‘Ahh! Collusion. It’s a crime!'”

“I searched the statute books. There’s no crime of collusion except when businessmen get together to collude against the anti-trust laws, but no crime of collusion with a foreign country.”

Dershowitz added, “Then after that, they said, ‘Obstruction of Congress.’ No, no, no, no, no.”

The Harvard law professor also defended the refusal by Mick Mulvaney, White House acting chief of staff, to testify.

“If you get a subpoena from Congress, and you’re the president or in the executive department, and you think you have an executive privilege, you have an obligation not to respond,” he said.

“That’s not ‘obstruction of Congress,’ that’s checks and balances under our Constitution.”

Dershowitz said America is witnessing “a desperate effort to try to find crimes against President Trump: they’re just making it up.”

“And that means we are all in danger,” he added.

He’s not wrong, in our opinion.

As Democrats continue to accuse President Donald Trump of being in cahoots with Russia, it is actually that party that is behaving like the KGB.

Thanks to Alan Dershowitz for pointing it out.

This piece originally appeared in The Political Insider and is used by permission.

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