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Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:25 AM

Using Connections to Trump, Dershowitz Became Force in Clemency Grants



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Alan Dershowitz, a close ally of Donald Trump, used his access for an array of clients who sought clemency, a Times investigation found.
Alan M. Dershowitz had substantial influence with the White House as President Donald J. Trump decided who should benefit from his pardon powers.
Using Connections to Trump, Dershowitz Became Force in Clemency Grants
The lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, who represented the former president in his first impeachment trial, used his access for a wide array of clients as they sought pardons or commutations.
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5:00 PM · Feb 8, 2021


https://www.nytimes.com/2021/02/08/us/politics/dershowitz-trump-pardons-clemency.html


WASHINGTON — By the time George Nader pleaded guilty last year to possessing child pornography and sex trafficking a minor, his once strong alliances in President Donald J. Trump’s inner circle had been eroded by his cooperation with the special counsel’s investigation into Mr. Trump’s team and its connections to Russia.

So as Mr. Nader sought to fight the charges and reduce his potential prison time, he turned to a lawyer with a deep reservoir of good will with the president and a penchant for taking unpopular, headline-grabbing cases: Alan M. Dershowitz.

Mr. Dershowitz told Mr. Nader’s allies that he had reached out to an official in the Trump administration and one in the Israeli government to try to assess whether they would support a plan for Mr. Nader to be freed from United States custody in order to resume a behind-the-scenes role in Middle East peace talks, and whether Mr. Trump might consider commuting his 10-year sentence.

Mr. Dershowitz helped craft a proposal — which Mr. Nader’s allies believed he was floating at the White House in the final days of the Trump presidency — for Mr. Nader to immediately “self-deport” after his release from a Virginia jail. Under the plan, Mr. Nader would board a private plane provided by the United Arab Emirates to return to the Gulf state, where he holds citizenship and has served as a close adviser to the powerful crown prince.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:30 AM

1. I check the obituaries every day.

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Response to dchill (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:32 AM

2. *snicker*

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Response to Nevilledog (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:34 AM

3. Oh! Did I post that out loud?

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Response to dchill (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:35 AM

4. Either that or I'm psychic.

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Response to Nevilledog (Original post)

Tue Feb 9, 2021, 11:42 AM

5. I think I remember his name on the list pardoned, correct?

I'll infer then he was allowed to board a private plane to "deport" himself to the loving hands of the crown prince.

wow.

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