President Trump urged his supporters to watch a “Fox & Friends” segment in which legal expert Alan Dershowitz opined that the president cannot be charged with obstruction of justice.
That comes as Trump faces new questions about whether he improperly tried to shield his former national security advisor, Michael Flynn, from an FBI investigation and then fired FBI Director James B. Comey to block the inquiry. Interfering with the case could be construed as obstructing justice, a potential federal crime.
“There's never been a case in history where a president has been charged with obstruction of justice for merely exercising his constitutional authority,” Dershowitz said during his Monday morning appearance on the Fox News talk show. “That would cause a constitutional crisis in the United States.”