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Did Donald Trump, Jr. Break the Law? Absolutely Not, Says Alan Dershowitz

'A candidate has the right to get information from whatever source the information comes,' says Alan Dershowitz

Did Donald Trump, Jr. break the law? Absolutely not says Alan Dershowitz
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Harvard Law School professor and famed attorney Alan Dershowitz explained to Fox New's Judge Jeanine Pirro why he believes Donald Trump, Jr.'s meeting with the Russian lawyer to get damaging information on Hillary Clinton is protected by the U.S. Constitution.  

"Under the campaign finance laws, I mean, there is a claim that if you get something of value, and they're alleging that information... from a foreign national could be, you know, stretched out to mean, you know, words," Pirro said explaining the accusations against Trump. "Is that's something that's ever been prosecuted?"

"Of course not, and if it were to be prosecuted, the First Amendment would trump," Dershowitz replied. "A candidate has a right to get information from whatever source the information comes."

Dershowitz also penned an op-ed for the Hill in which he opined on the motivations behind the calls for legal action against Trump, Jr.: "'Just this one time, please. Just let us get Trump.' That is what the fair-weather liberals, civil libertarians, and criminal defense lawyers seem to be saying. 'Then, we will return to our principles.'"