Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a significant ‘tactical advantage’ against President Trump according to Harvard law professor and famed attorney Alan Dershowitz.
He claims that the 23 person grand jury impaneled in Washington D.C. is in a heavily Democratic area and would be unfavorable to Trump and his administration.
“It gives the prosecutor the power to indict in the District of Columbia, which is a district that is heavily Democratic, and would have a jury pool very unfavorable to Trump and the Trump Administration,” Dershowitz told WABC radio host Rita Cosby. “So it gives the prosecutor a tremendous tactical advantage.”
“The District of Columbia, which is always solidly Democratic and has an ethnic and racial composition that might be very unfavorable to the Trump Administration, so I see the significance not so much that he impaneled the grand jury — you have to impanel the grand jury to get subpoena power — but where he impaneled it,” he further stated.
“I think it’s a tactical move designed to send a message that if the prosecutor decides to prosecute, he will have a real advantage with the jury pool where the case will be held, provided there is jurisdiction in the District of Columbia, and there would be generally jurisdiction almost anywhere,” he said.
Recently, Mueller stepped up his criminal investigation by assembling the grand jury and requesting documents for the first time from the White House concerning former National Security Advisor Michael Flynn. Word on the street is, prosecutors can gain leverage over Flynn by pursuing a case against him, which
Word on the street is, prosecutors can gain leverage over Flynn by pursuing a case against him, which would, in turn, cause him to flip as a witness against Trump in exchange for immunity and a chance to avoid prosecution.