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Dershowitz: FBI is Running Roughshod Over the Constitution
I believe we would have been hearing more from civil libertarians — the American Civil Liberties Union, attorney groups and privacy advocates — if the raid had been on Hillary Clinton’s lawyer,” he argues. “Many civil libertarians have remained silent about potential violations of President Trump’s rights because they strongly disapprove of him and his policies. That is a serious mistake, because these violations establish precedents that lie around like loaded guns capable of being aimed at other targets.”
As Dershowitz makes clear, when we stand aside and allow law enforcement officials to get away with illegal activity because we don’t like their target, we set precedent that could one day be used against someone we do. Including, he warns, ourselves.
But Democrats, including those that run the ACLU, are too busy celebrating every move Mueller makes against Trump to see the damage this investigation is doing to our justice system, our civil liberties, and our very democracy.