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Dershowitz: Trump Has to ‘Assume’ His Best Friends Will Flip

http://media.breitbart.com/media/2018/04/Alan-Dershowitz-Associated-Press-1024x768.jpg Thursday on CNN’s “Wolf,” Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz said President Donald Trump should “assume your best friends will flip” to cooperate with investigators once they are charged with crimes. When asked about Michael Cohen, Dershowitz said, “I have told every client I have represented over the last 53 years—assume your best friends will flip. Prosecution has an enormous leverage. They can charge you with a dozen crimes, even if they’re relatively technical crimes, that accumulate with the guidelines and tell you you’ll never see the outside again, you’ll serve your life in prison. That kind of pressure brings forth not only singing but composing. Witnesses realize the better the story, the better the deal they get, so the risk is they will exaggerate or elaborate or even sometimes make up stories. I think the president has to assume that his closest friends, his greatest associates, the people he trusts the most, if exposed to the risk of life imprisonment will flip. That has to be his working assumption.” When asked why Trump should worry if he has don’t nothing wrong, Dershowitz added, “It is certainly possible for people who have done nothing wrong to be caught up. You can...

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DOJ Inspector General Refers McCabe to U.S. Attorney for Criminal Investigation

The Justice Department’s Office of the Inspector General (OIG) sent a criminal referral Thursday to the U.S. Attorney’s office in Washington, D.C. concerning former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe. The referral indicates the Justice Department believes there is enough evidence to warrant the U.S. Attorney’s office to bring charges of wrongdoing against McCabe, CNN reported. The referral comes on the heels of a report by the OIG, which was made public last week. The report found McCabe “lacked candor” on multiple occasions with FBI Director James Comey and other law enforcement officials about his unauthorized disclosure of information to the Wall Street Journal. The information disclosed involved the FBI’s investigation into the Clinton Foundation. The OIG report determined McCabe was not authorized to disclose the existence of the Clinton investigation to the Journal but did so anyway to “advance his personal interests at the expense of department leadership.” The OIG’s report and an internal investigation by the FBI’s Office of Professional Responsibility found there was conclusive evidence to warrant McCabe’s termination. Attorney General Jeff Sessions cited both reports in forming the basis of his decision to fire McCabe two days before the latter would have been eligible to retire early with a $1.8 million pension. McCabe has fired back at the allegations leveled against him, saying they are politically motivated. The OIG referral comes one day after a group of Republican lawmakers sent a criminal referral to the Department...

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