President Trump on Monday accused former FBI Director James Comey of breaking the law after a report said more than half of his recorded memos contained classified information.
However, former Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said before jumping to conclusions, review the facts.
â€œPresident Trump is making the same mistake that his critics makeâ€¦heâ€™s rushing to judgment about whether something is illegal and second heâ€™s trying to criminalize political differences. He doesnâ€™t like Comeyâ€¦But Iâ€™m not so sure that what he did was illegal,â€ Dershowitz said during an interview on FOX Business.
James Comey leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION to the media. That is so illegal!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) July 10, 2017
Dershowitz said Comey should be held to the â€œsame standardâ€ as he â€œheld Hillary Clinton toâ€ over the classified email scandal. In his opinion, Comey should be investigated.
â€œYou need to get clearance before you publish anything. You learn as the director of the FBI, you canâ€™t just make that decision yourself. He not only made it, but he made it and hid itâ€¦To hide it sounds like an admission that he was doing something wrong,â€ he said.