Dershowitz: It was a mistake to appoint special counsel to probe Russian meddling

Dershowitz: It was a mistake to appoint special counsel to probe Russian meddling
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Attorney Alan Dershowitz said on Sunday that an independent commission should have been appointed instead of a special counsel to probe Russian election meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 

 

 

"I think it was a mistake to appoint a special counsel. They should have appointed a non-partisan independent commission, like 9/11, to find out how this election went wrong," Dershowitz, who has met with President TrumpDonald John TrumpTrump rallies in Nevada amid Supreme Court flurry: 'We're gonna get Brett' Trump: 'Good news' that Obama is campaigning again Trump boosts Heller, hammers 'Wacky Jacky' opponent in Nevada MORE in the past, said on ABC's "This Week."

"This is one of the worst elections in modern history, with the Russian attempts to influence, other attempts by Gulf countries to influence, the existence of FBI agents trying desperately to turn the election away from Trump," he continued. 

"We should have had a massive investigation, and then we should change the laws to make it clear what you can do and what you can't do. I don't think this investigation has gotten us what we need to know, knowledge and information on how to prevent this in the future," he said. 

Trump took to Twitter on Sunday to call for an end to special counsel Robert MuellerRobert Swan MuellerSasse: US should applaud choice of Mueller to lead Russia probe MORE's probe. 

Trump first blasted the “failing and crooked” New York Times over its “long & boring story indicating that the World’s most expensive Witch Hunt has found nothing on Russia & me so now they are looking at the rest of the World!”

He then went on to target the makeup of Mueller’s team, calling for an investigation into former Secretary of State and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton instead of him.

Last week marked the one-year anniversary of Mueller's appointment as special counsel to probe Russian election meddling and possible ties between the Trump campaign and Moscow.