Donald Trump didn’t live-tweet James Comey’s appearance before a Senate committee today. But his son, Donald Trump Jr. is — and he quoted famed Jewish lawyer Alan Dershowitz at great length.
Dershowitz has emerged in recent days as something of a defender of Trump’s conduct in connection with Comey and the Russia inquiry. On Twitter today and on television this week, he repeatedly argued that Trump had the constitutional authority to fire Comey, and that doing so did not constitute obstruction of justice.
You cannot have obstruction of justice when the president exercises his constitutional authority to fire the director of the FBI. https://t.co/PUPmb2gfdh— Alan Dershowitz (@AlanDersh) June 8, 2017
Today, Trump Jr. has effectively turned his feed over to Dershowitz’s critiques of and questions about Comey.
Interesting! When @AlanDersh (not exactly the alt right) is continually backing up @realDonaldTrump you know its over. #NothingBurgerhttps://t.co/MUYbmk2VdR— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
and again… I could do this all day but you get the idea. https://t.co/hWcIqHZvOx— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) June 8, 2017
Josh Nathan-Kazis is a staff writer for the Forward. He covers charities and politics, and writes investigations and longform.
Don Jr. Cites Dershowitz’s Tweets On Comey Hearing