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Kushner's Coordinating With Russians Simply 'Not a Crime,' Says Alan Dershowitz

Alan Dershowitz criticized the investigators looking into the Kushner-Russia ties, says 'I have no idea what crime is being investigated here'

File photo: Jared Kushner, senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives with Trump for a meeting at the White House in Washington on February 23, 2017.
File photo: Jared Kushner, senior advisor to U.S. President Donald Trump, arrives with Trump for a meeting at the White House in Washington on February 23, 2017. Kevin Lamarque/REUTERS

Amid breaking reports of an investigation into Jared Kushner’s contacts with Russians during and after the 2016 presidential campaign, Alan Dershowitz, a legal expert and Harvard Law professor, said the allegations against Kushner are “simply not crimes.” 

“I have no idea what crime is being investigated here,” Dershowitz told MSNBC host Stephanie Ruhle over the weekend, “it is not a crime for a political campaign to coordinate with a foreign government.

“Perhaps it should be,” he added. “It’s a terrible thing to do, but it’s not a crime.”

Dershowitz criticized the investigators looking into the Kushner-Russia ties, saying “I think this investigation is determined to find something criminal on the part of the Trump campaign, but we have no idea what it is!”

Dershowitz is best known for his work on the defense team of O.J. Simpson during the trials in 1995. In 2003 he wrote the New York Times bestseller "The Case for Israel."