Dershowitz says Robert Mueller report won't result in Donald Trump criminal charges


US President Donald Trump suggested on Monday that Special Counsel Robert Mueller will likely deliver a biased final report when he wraps up his investigation into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US election and potential collusion between Moscow and the Trump Campaign. Dershowitz added that the report will have a strong political impact on President Trump, but he believes it is unlikely to result in any criminal charges "because collusion is not criminal".

Even though Dershowitz feels the report will be "devastating." he nevertheless doesn't feel that any future criminal charges will come from it.

"The critical questions are largely political". Dershowitz said that when he means catastrophic, it signifies that he is rendering a picture that will be politically catastrophic.

"I think the report is going to be devastating to the president", Dershowitz told ABC's "This Week" on Sunday.

Dershowitz predicted Trump would view the outcome in a similar fashion. "There's their account and there's our account.' And the American public will have to judge the credibility".

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ABC host George Stephanopoulos tried to convince Dershowitz a crime may have been committed.

When asked if the special counsel could accuse Trump of conspiring "to co-operate with an attempt to defraud the US government", attorney Dershowitz replied it was "too much of a stretch".

But Dershowitz said he did not believe that Trump would be charged with conspiring to "cooperate with an attempt to defraud the United States government". "He's going to lay out everything that relates to contacts between anyone in the campaign and the Russians, and the same thing with obstruction of justice". Dershowitz went on to say that if Mueller's "smart", he'll "leave it to Congress to decide whether [this] rises to the level of an impeachable offense".

Trump says that when the Mueller investigation ends it will become evident that people were treated "horribly" and "viciously" and that people's lives are being ruined for refusing to lie. "Whereas if there is any shenanigans having to do with business, they don't have constitutional defenses".