(DailyWire) Famed attorney Alan Dershowitz weighed in on the reported FBI raid on former President Trump’s Florida home at Mar-A-Lago on Monday and slammed the Biden administration for weaponizing the justice system.
“A raid is supposed to be a last resort,” Dershowitz pointed out. “But this administration has used the weaponization of the justice system against its political enemies. It’s arrested people, denied them bail, put them in handcuffs – used all kinds of techniques that are not usually applied to American citizens.”
“I suspect it has to do with some investigations leading toward Donald Trump and some of his associates,” he theorized. “Again, the law is clear: You don’t engage in a raid unless you’ve exhausted all of the other remedies, unless you believe that the person you raided will destroy the evidence. Raids are not a first recourse in America; they’re a last recourse.”
“And so the government will have to show a court eventually that they exhausted all other possibilities or they had a reasonable basis for believing that the evidence would be destroyed if it was sought in the normal legal course of events through a subpoena,” he explained. “Raids are a last resort, but today, in many instances, it’s being used as a first resort.”
Dershowitz opined that many raids conducted by current law enforcement are impelled by a desire for celebrity, as he stated, “In order to get on television, they have a lot of these raids where people are arrested, put in handcuffs, sometimes put in leg shackles, bail denied. Presumption of innocence still applies, but it’s applied only in theory, not in practice.”