Donald Trump Quoted Supporter Who Blamed James Comey For Appointment of Special Counsel

Caricature of Donald Trump with U.S. flags in the background. By: DonkeyHotey
Type: Disdain for Rule of LawSep 11 2018 Severity:
Targeted: James Comey & Robert MuellerAbout: Department of Justice
Donald Trump quoted Alan Dershowitz, a supporter, who appeared on Tucker Carlson's Fox News show to lashed out at James Comey for being at "fault" for the creation of the Special Counsel. After quoting the Dershowitz in full, Trump went on to question if the entire investigation "was illegally and very unfairly set up?"

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Quote | The Tweet ended with Trump questioning if the Special Counsel was "illegally" set up.

"You know who’s at fault for this [Special Counsel Mueller's investigation] more than anyone else, Comey, because he leaked information and laundered it through a professor at Columbia Law School. Shame on that professor, and shame on Comey. He snuck the information to a law professor who collaborated with him in giving the information, and causing the appointment of a Special C[ounsel] without having the courage of his own convictions.....”  Alan Dershowitz   @TuckerCarlson   In other words, the whole thing was illegally and very unfairly set up?"

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