Dershowitz: Candidate Biden Requires More Scrutiny than ‘Just a Has-Been Former Vice President’

By Craig Bannister | January 31, 2020 | 10:13am EST
Alan Dershowitz
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A presidential candidate, like Joe Biden, requires more scrutiny – not less – Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz explained Thursday in remarks defending President Donald Trump’s desire to get to the bottom of Biden’s use of a billion taxpayer dollars to pressure Ukraine to fire the prosecutor investigating a corrupt company employing Biden’s inexperienced son, Hunter.

Appearing on Fox News Channel, Dershowitz was asked why he thought any company would pay millions to a person, such as Biden’s son, who has no experience. Dershowitz’s answer: “To buy access”:

“To buy access, of course. Nobody would doubt that - and that’s why it’s worth investigating, and that’s why, if there were to be witnesses, he would have to be called because the president was entitled to say, ‘On the basis of this information, don’t you think this should be an investigation?’”

Dershowitz said that, when someone announces for president, that not only invites, but also requires, greater scrutiny – even if that person is Joe Biden:

“By the way, even if he did say it on the day that Biden announced, when a person announces for president, that subjects him to greater scrutiny by the media, by everybody else.

“So, of course you’re going to get greater scrutiny if you’re running for president - Instead of having been just a has-been former vice president. You don’t need scrutiny.

“If you’re running for president, you have to have more scrutiny.”

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