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By Greg Richter, NewsMax, 28 January 2020

(Newsmax TV’s “Greg Kelly Reports”)


The White House need not worry if Republicans are not able to muster enough votes to prevent witnesses in the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump, Alan Dershowitz, Harvard law professor emeritus and member of the Trump defense team, told Newsmax TV.

“Look, I like Joe Biden – he’s a terrific guy, I have known him for years,” Dershowitz told Tuesday’s “Greg Kelly Reports.” “But Hunter Biden’s conduct and whether or not there was an attempt to suppress an investigation is extremely relevant to the state of mind to the president when he made his call to the president of Ukraine.

“So, I can’t imagine, under the Constitution, a ruling that says Bolton gets called and Hunter Biden does not.”

Dershowitz called media opining that Hunter Biden is irrelevant to the matter “nonsense.”

“[Hunter] Biden is very relevant and I can’t imagine either the chief justice or the Senate ruling that Biden’s testimony would be irrelevant,” he said.

Dershowitz voted for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election and disagrees with Trump on many issues, including immigration and the environment — though he noted he does agree with him on the issue of Israel. He has noted his presence on the team is unpaid and that his sole role is to argue the Founders did not intend for abuse of power to be an impeachable offense.  ….

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