On “America’s Newsroom” Friday, Alan Dershowitz said it was “perfectly lawful” for Rep. Adam Schiff’s staffers to meet with Michael Cohen before the former Trump attorney’s high-profile public testimony.
Dershowitz said he doesn’t understand what all the fuss is about, as congressional staffers often travel to prepare witnesses.
“It really depends what influence the lawyers or staffers may have had on his testimony,” he said. “They’re not allowed to tell him what to say, obviously. On the other hand, they’re allowed to suggest what the areas of interest are of the members of Congress.”
He said these meetings between Cohen and Schiff’s staff should be looked into “very carefully,” but with the presumption of innocence.
“This sounds like a lot of sound and fury signifying nothing,” Dershowitz said, paraphrasing a line in William Shakespeare’s Macbeth.