Alan Dershowitz, the Harvard law professor, was again strident in his criticisms of Robert Mueller’s investigation into the Trump administration and Russian interference in the 2016 election.
Speaking on ABC’s “This Week with George Stephanopoulos,” Dershowitz questioned Mueller’s impartiality and said appointing a special counsel was a mistake. Instead, he said, a non-partial independent commission should have been organized to look into foreign influence in American elections.
“We should have had a massive investigation and then we should have changed the laws about what we can do and what we can’t do,” he said, referring to the degree to which campaigns can meet with people from foreign countries.
Current law, Dershowitz said, is unclear about how much foreign countries and people can be involved in US elections.
He also took aim at Mueller and the special counsel rule under which he is operating.
“We need to look forward and stop expanding the criminal law to fit people that we’ve targeted.”
Mueller and James Comey, the former FBI director who was fired by President Trump, are friends, Dershowitz said. That, he said, raises doubts about Mueller’s impartiality.
The focus, Dershowitz said, should be on changing US law so that questions about foreign involvement in elections are not ambiguous.
“The problem is we don’t even know what the law is,” he said.