WATCH: Alan Dershowitz Trashes Trump Lawyer Castor: “I Have No Idea What He Is Doing”
Alan Dershowitz has been passionately defended Donald Trump over the last 4 years. The famed lawyer even served on Trump’s legal team during the first impeachment trial in 2020.
While he showed interest in defending the ex-president in his second impeachment trial, Trump decided to go in another direction. Trump’s choice, Bruce Castor, did not inspire confidence in his opening argument on Tuesday. During an appearance on Newsmax, Dershowitz blasted Castor’s performance.
“There is no argument,” Dershowitz began. “I have no idea what he is doing. I have no idea why he’s saying what he’s saying. You know, he’s introducing himself, I’m a nice guy, I like my senators.”
The lawyer continued, “C’mon, the American people are entitled to an argument. A constitutional argument, I expect will be forthcoming from David Schoen. But this just after all kinds of very strong presentations on the part of the house managers, the video tapes and the emotional speech by Congressman Raskin, my former student. You know, you get up there and you respond. We know that hard cases make bad law. I probably would have started with that, this is a hard case, this is an emotional case. He did say, and I think very appropriately, that everyone wants to take revenge when they see a horrible event. But then he went off, and I just don’t understand it.”
Watch a clip of Dershowitz’s comments below, courtesy of Newsmax:
'There is no argument – I have no idea what he is doing,' @AlanDersh on Trump's defense lawyer Bruce Castor 'talking nice' to U.S. Senators – via Newsmax TV's 'American Agenda.' https://t.co/VlT7z8drtO pic.twitter.com/7P7uVk5X19
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