Washington Post, Dershowitz claims media ‘willfully distorted’ his remarks:
Trump defense lawyer Alan Dershowitz pushed back Thursday against criticism of his remarks about the president’s actions, arguing that the media had “willfully distorted” his remarks.
“Taking advantage of the fact most of their viewers didn’t actually hear the senate Q and A, CNN, MSNBC and some other media willfully distorted my answers,” he said in a tweet.
He added that members of the media had “characterized my argument as if I had said that if a president believes that his re-election was in the national interest, he can do anything. I said nothing like that, as anyone who actually heard what I said can attest.”
During Wednesday’s question-and-answer session, Dershowitz, a Harvard Law emeritus professor, had declared, “If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment.”