Dershowitz says Mueller is trying to 'spring perjury traps' to flip people

Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said in an interview that aired Friday on "Rising" that special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) MuellerAn unquestioning press promotes Rep. Adam Schiff's book based on Russia fiction Senate Democrats urge Garland not to fight court order to release Trump obstruction memo Why a special counsel is guaranteed if Biden chooses Yates, Cuomo or Jones as AG MORE's key tactic in the Russia probe has been to use perjury traps on subjects in order to flip them. 

"In 55 years of practicing criminal law, I have never heard of a case where somebody was indicted for making a misstatement, then being given an opportunity to correct their misstatement after being shown the evidence, then going back and correcting the misstatement. It's simply unheard of," Dershowitz, a frequent defender of President TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE on legal issues, told Hill.TV's Buck Sexton. 

"It really shows that the Mueller tactic has been to spring perjury traps on people, and to then try to turn them if they can," he continued. 

Dershowitz's comments came after Trump's former personal attorney Michael Cohen entered into a plea agreement with Mueller, and pleaded guilty for misstatements he made to Congress while testifying about his contacts with Russians during the 2016 campaign.

Mueller is also investigating Jerome Corsi's and Roger StoneRoger Jason StoneCheney warns of consequences for Trump in dealings with Jan. 6 committee Trump, Jan. 6 panel are set for Tuesday faceoff Countering the ongoing Republican delusion MORE's connection to WikiLeaks's release of emails belonging to Hillary Clinton's former campaign chairman, John Podesta, during the 2016 presidential race.

Stone and Corsi have both denied being in contact with WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. 

Corsi said earlier that he rejected an offer for a plea deal from Mueller on a charge of lying to federal investigators, saying that pleading guilty would have meant that he would be agreeing to lie. 

"If it is true, if Corsi is correct that he made an honest mistake of fact, then he was shown the email, was given an opportunity to amend it and amended it, and then was indicted, I think that would raise some serious ethical question," Dershowitz said. 

Mueller's investigation has led to four guilty pleas from former Trump associates, and he has obtained indictments against more than 20 Russian nationals.

— Julia Manchester