(USA Features) Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz warned Tuesday that former President Donald Trump is not out the woods yet with New York state prosecutors following a report last week that the Manhattan district attorney’s office did not plan to charge him as a result of an ongoing investigation into the Trump Organization.
“We know the attorney general of New York (Letitia James) for office on the campaign pledge to get Trump,” Dershowitz told Newsmax’s “American Agenda.”
“We know that the DA is still looking for some cases, perhaps not based on hush money but based on technical violations, that are rarely pursued against businessmen. We know he’s not out of the woods. They’re out to get him,” Dershowitz said.
On Monday, Trump attorney Ronald Fischetti told Politico he asked Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance Jr.’s office about any charges that may be coming. He said the DA’s office does not plan to seek charges against Trump.
“They’re searching high and low for any criminal conduct,” Dershowitz told the outlet.
“They would like to get Trump himself. I don’t think they will but they will get people close to him or in his company,” the law professor said.
“They’re not going to give up until they have some trophies and the trophies are people who were in the Trump Organization.”
Dershowitz recalled that former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani recently had his law license suspended by a state court over comments he made about the 2020 election.
“They went after him on charges that they never go after lawyers on, for statements he made on television and without giving him the hearing or any opportunity to present evidence that he was not aware that any of the statements were false,” said Dershowitz.
“This is selective prosecution. It’s a misuse of the justice system and whether you’re a Democrat like me or a Republican. You should be concerned about the misuse of the legal system,” he added.
It’s a dangerous precedent, said Dershowitz.
“If the prosecution is allowed to go willy-nilly after people without a systematic, single standard, anybody’s vulnerable,” he said. “If a prosecutor just has it in for somebody, they can go after him. We need to have equal justice under the law.
“We need to make sure that there isn’t one law for friends and one law for enemies or one law for Republicans and one for Democrats…if you weaponize the law, it can be used against anybody,” Dershowitz noted.