Dershowitz warns releasing grand jury report on Trump is unconstitutional

This story was originally published by the WND News Center.

Democrats and other leftists in state and federal government bureaucracies have been trying to pin some charges on President Trump, well, since he announced his candidacy.

But one of their focal points in the last few years has been his criticism of the lack of integrity in the 2020 presidential election, and his efforts to reveal the machinations that appear to have gone on.

They moved forward again this week with a partial release of a report from a grand jury investigating Trump’s comments about the Georgia results.

But constitutional scholar, Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz, explains that’s a problem itself.

At least partly because those put in a legal bull’s-eye by a grand jury are there without ever having been represented, without even a modicum of due process.

Just the News reports that Dershowitz appeared on the “Just the News, No Noise,” television program and said, “The Constitution provides for the grand jury to be a safeguard against false indictment. It’s in the Fifth Amendment to the Constitution.”

But he said decisions like the order from Superior Court Judge Robert McBurney to release part of the report can cause serious legal problems.

“Grand juries’ conclusions are not worth the paper they’re written on,” he told Just the News. “They’re only usually charging documents. It’s a serious problem when grand juries make announcements like this without having given the opportunity of due process for those who they accuse.”

He suggested it was unconstitutional for the judge to release parts of the report, from a Fulton County special grand jury.

He explained that civil liberties should be afforded to all, and not be based on political party.

“You have to separate politics, whether you support or you don’t support a candidate from all of us having our civil liberties denied, in the name of trying to get Trump,” he charged.

WND reported earlier that one of the jury’s findings was that members believe a witness lied.

No evidence and no details were provided.

The Hill reported on the investigation that has targeted President Trump and noted only “limited details” were allowed to be given to the public.

The excerpts that were unveiled included, “We find by unanimous vote that no widespread fraud took place in the Georgia 2020 presidential election that could result in overturning that election.”

The panel wanted the full report released but Fulton County District Attorney Fani Willis warned that could create problems if any cases actually were brought.

While the jurors say they disbelieve charges of fraud, there have been claims of widespread ballot harvesting and ballot box stuffing during the election.

Further, there’s no doubt that Mark Zuckerberg’s $400 million-plus he handed out, through foundations, to local election officials across the country who mostly recruited Democrat voters influenced the election results.

And then there was the legacy and social media scheme to suppress accurate reporting about the Biden family’s international business dealings, including payments from Russian and Chinese interests, just before the election. Those details came from a laptop computer abandoned by Hunter Biden that not only detailed those activities but a multitude of other scandals for the family.

A Media Research Center poll conducted in the days after the 2020 election found that 36% of self-described Biden voters said they were not aware of the evidence behind claims that Joe Biden was personally involved in his son Hunter’s business deals with China, a claim bolstered by emails found on Hunter’s laptop.

But 13% of those voters (4.6% of all Biden voters in the sample) said that if they had known the facts, they would not have voted for Biden, a change that undoubtedly could have eliminated Biden’s tiny victory margins in swing states, and installed President Trump in his second term in the White House.

The Washington Examiner noted that the jury members themselves included a notation that none of them was an election law expert or criminal attorney.

The Fulton County investigation has been going on for two years now. It was prompted by President Trump’s telephone call to Georgia officials during the 2020 election encouraging them to find additional votes.

Prosecutors have threatened a multitude of people with potential criminal charges.

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