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Alan Dershowitz: Congress is trying to 'create crimes out of nothing'

Alan Dershowitz: Congress is trying to 'create crimes out of nothing'
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Attorney Alan DershowitzAlan Morton DershowitzDershowitz: Maxine Waters used KKK tactics to intimidate Chauvin jury Dershowitz advising MyPillow CEO's lawyers in Dominion case Kushner planning book about time in Trump White House: report MORE warned that Americans should be “frightened” of the House’s impeachment investigation, accusing Democrats of trying to “create crimes out of nothing.”

“Whether you’re from New York or the middle of the country, you should be frightened by efforts to try to create crimes out of nothing,” Dershowitz said Sunday on John Catsimatidis’ radio show.

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“Well, I spent the afternoon yesterday searching the federal criminal statutes from beginning to end. I couldn’t find the crime.”

The House’s impeachment inquiry was launched in September amid Democratic concerns that Trump leveraged $400 million in military aid to pressure Zelensky to publicly open an investigation on unfounded corruption allegations against former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenBiden says Beau's assessment of first 100 days would be 'Be who you are' Biden: McCarthy's support of Cheney ouster is 'above my pay grade' Conservative group sues over prioritization of women, minorities for restaurant aid MORE, a top political rival. 

The White House has repeatedly blasted the House investigation as a "witch hunt" and decrying Democrats' efforts as "unhinged" last week after they voted to formalize the inquiry. 

“First they made up collusion… I searched the statute books. There’s no crime of collusion… with a foreign country. After that ,they said obstruction of Congress,” Dershowitz said.

“In a desperate effort to try to find crimes [committed by] President TrumpDonald TrumpWarren says Republican party 'eating itself and it is discovering that the meal is poisonous' More than 75 Asian, LGBTQ groups oppose anti-Asian crime bill McConnell says he's 'great admirer' of Liz Cheney but mum on her removal MORE, they’re just making it up. And that means we are all in danger.”

Democrats have countered Republicans claims, saying the president abused his oath of office by seeking to involve foreign nations in U.S. domestic politics after publicizing testimony from several witnesses saying there was a quid pro quo surrounding Trump's dealings with Ukraine.