A Christmas dinner conversation between attorney and Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz and President Donald Trump is fueling speculation the 81-year-old legal scholar will be joining the president’s impeachment team.
Despite ongoing reports that Trump wants Dershowitz at his side, the legendary and often controversial defense attorney remained tight-lipped when peppered with questions.
Dershowitz gave The Daily Mail a statement on his interaction with Trump:“I was a guest of friends of mine. Not part of the Trump Christmas party. The president came over to say hello to me and my wife. We wished each other happy holidays.”
Dershowitz, despite being a Democrat who voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in the 2016 election, has become a vocal critic of the left’s attempts to oust the president. During the Russia investigation, he became a key fixture on various media channels excoriating the Democrats’ attempt to convince the public that the president had collaborated with the Kremlin to swing the results of the presidential election.
More recently, Dershowitz has been an ardent critic of the Democrats’ partisan efforts to impeach and remove Trump from office. In an appearance with Sean Hannity on Fox News, he slammed House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s refusal to transmit the articles of impeachment to the Senate.
“This is an abuse of power, exactly the same charge they made against the president. It’s wrong constitutionally. It’s wrong morally and it’s wrong politically,” he said. “The real victims here are the American people and the Constitution. The Constitution has been damaged by this ploy being used by Nancy Pelosi who I have long admired. But this is a very bad time for the United States Constitution.”