QOTD: Dershowitz

QOTD: Dershowitz

by digby

Famed defense attorney and Harvard University Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told a talk radio host on Friday that the large African American population in the District of Columbia could prove problematic to the Trump administration as special counsel Robert Mueller moves forward with his investigation of potential coordination between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia.

In an interview with WABC Radio host Rita Cosby, Dershowitz said Washington has always been solidly Democratic and “has an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable to the Trump administration.” Mueller has reportedly impaneled grand juries in Washington and Northern Virginia as part of his ongoing investigation into Russia’s interference in the 2016 presidential election.

“I think it’s a tactical move designed to send a message that if the prosecutor decides to prosecute, he will have a real advantage with the jury pool where the case will be held.”

Good lord. I guess he must have agreed that Judge Curiel couldn't fairly judge Trump University fraud too.