BREAKING: Alan Dershowitz Distances Himself From Trump Legal Team: 'I'm Not a Full-Fledged Member' https://t.co/6nbBpaU2c3— Mediaite (@Mediaite) January 17, 2020
I've gotta say, this is even better than I would have expected:
“I think it overstates it to say I’m a member of the Trump team. I was asked to present the constitutional argument that I would have presented had Hillary Clinton been elected and had she been impeached,” Dershowitz said.Gee, I wonder why not?
“I was asked to present my constitutional argument against impeachment,” he continued. “I will be there for one hour, basically, presenting my argument. But I’m not a full-fledged member of the defense team in any realistic sense of that term.”
White House officials told me they were hoping Trump wouldn’t pick Alan Dershowitz to play a role in the Senate trial. They saw as unnecessary distraction given team was already strong and Dershowitz has controversial ties to Jeffrey Epstein. https://t.co/XgGWNxB6KN— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) January 17, 2020
Dewey, Traffickem, and Howe https://t.co/YnSIcUiabI— Justin Miller (@justinjm1) January 17, 2020
Does Dersh think he's only a little bit pregnant?
Yep. You show up and argue on someone’s behalf, you’re on their team. The kind of thing he might have thought of before the announcement. https://t.co/vCHoBzkLvp— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) January 17, 2020
Clearly Trump wants him because Dershowitz plays a konstitooshanal skollar on TeeVee. Which is the only kind Trump recognizes.
I guess if he's only there for an hour "Dersh" will barely have time to get in front of a camera, huh? Maybe those media restrictions aren't such a bad idea after all.