Harvard lawyer Alan Dershowitz is on a roll in recent days, slamming both the ACLU and former FBI Director James Comey as feckless partisans with no sense of duty.
Speaking on "Fox & Friends" Monday, Dershowitz blasted the ACLU for refusing to denounce the FBI raiding President Trump's personal lawyer's office, which he and the president felt violated attorney-client privilege.
"If this were Hillary Clinton being investigated and they went into her lawyer's office, the ACLU would be on every television station in America, jumping up and down," Dershowitz said last week. "The deafening silence from the ACLU and civil libertarians about the intrusion into the lawyer-client confidentiality is really appalling."
Again bringing up Hillary Clinton, Dershowitz said the ACLU has a double-standard regarding President Trump.
“If this were Hillary Clinton, they would be raising money left and right defending Hillary Clinton’s rights,” he said. “But now they’re raising money left and left attacking Trump and by putting the attack on Trump over defending our civil liberties. Why do you think I’m here all the time? Why do you think I’m speaking up in favor of a man I voted against? Because the ACLU is dead in the water. Who has ever heard of the ACLU coming in, not only justifying but applauding a raid on a lawyer’s office, which may very well have taken material that was [protected by attorney-client privilege]."
Dershowitz denounced the ACLU as a "partisan, hard-left, political organization, which no longer cares about the civil liberties of all Americans.” He added, “It is agenda-driven, money-driven and anti-Trump.”
Simultaneously, Dershowitz denounced former FBI Director James Comey as a "man without courage" for leaking private information regarding correspondence between him and president Trump to the media.
"This is a man without courage," Dershowitz said on Fox News. "He didn't have courage to tell the president to his face he was wrong, instead he leaked it."
"He didn't have courage to walk out of the meeting, which he said was an improper meeting," he added. "When he was in the presence of the president, he showed no courage."