Harvard Law professor and Fox News commentator Alan Dershowitz claimed Monday that CNN “banned” him from the air for failing to push the left-leaning network’s Russian collusion narrative.
“I have been right from day one and almost all the other pundits and professors have just been dead wrong. It’s time for them to fess up,” the professor told Fox News host Martha MacCallum. “It’s time for CNN to issue an apology. CNN banned me from their air because I was being too fair. I was trying to assess what the essential issue was, and I wasn’t being partisan. They didn’t want that. They didn’t want that.”
Special counsel Robert Mueller’s 22-month investigation into the 2016 election did not find that any U.S. or Trump campaign officials knowingly colluded with Russia, according to a summary of conclusions submitted to Congress by Attorney General William P. Barr on Sunday.
Democrats are now demanding that the full report be turned over to Congress by next Tuesday. Mr. Trump said Monday that it “wouldn’t bother [him] at all” if the full report is released.
Mr. Dershowitz, a noted civil libertarian and longtime Democrat, said Monday that he’s no longer a regular on CNN because he has long defended the president against allegations of collusion.
“Fox is prepared to present all sides of the issue,” he said. “I’m a liberal Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton, but you have me on the air. CNN wouldn’t have me on the air because they only want a one-sided presentation. And everybody who watched CNN was shocked by the conclusions of the attorney general. Nobody who watched me was shocked because I’ve been predicting this from day one.”
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