The Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz said during an appearance on Fox News 'Hannity' on Monday night.
As Democratic lawmakers pressure Attorney General William Barr to release the entire report without any revisions, Dershowitz used the "shoe on the other foot" test to demonstrate that Trump administration does not have to comply with the Democrats 'demands.
' COMPLETELY POLITICAL ': DERSHOWITZ SAYS' NO LEGAL BASIS 'FOR DEMS TO SUBMIT FULL MUELLER REPORT
"There's nothing in the regulations that require to reveal anything," Dershowitz said, "and the best test is the shoe on the other foot test. We go back to [former FBI Director James] Comey's statement, if Comey had said, "We're just not going to sue Hillary Clinton on the emails," and the Republicans said, "Wait a minute. We heard you have a report That said she was extremely careless. We want you to release that, 'the Democrats would have jumped up and down and said' No, no, no. Prosecutors do not say anything negative about people they have not been charged with. ' All they're supposed to do is announce 'no indictment.'
"Well, suddenly everything has changed," continued Dershowitz. "And it's the Democrats who want to know why there was no charge. They want to know what split was between those who wanted to charge and not charge a obstruction to justice. The law does not authorize that to be released."  Dershowitz said Barr could use his discretion when it comes to the release of the Mueller report, but "no court should order" him to release the whole thing. He also warned that innocent people could fall for "perjury traps."
"If an innocent person testifies truthfully and somebody else testifies the other way and if prosecutors choose to believe the other person, you've fallen into a libel catchword," Dershowitz said. which is why I think the president was right not to testify to Mueller and why I think civil libertarians should be very concerned about exposing the critique to a one-sided report, which only saw one story of the story and did not result in charges
"That's it traditionally not done – and at least the courts must be asked to come in and decide what can be shown and what can not come from grand juries. "