Trump can serve as president “from prison,” Alan Dershowitz suggests

Alan Dershowitz, Donald Trump’s former impeachment attorney, said Sunday the former president could be re-elected in 2024 and rule the country “from prison” if convicted.

Trump announced Saturday morning via a Truth Social post that he believes he may be arrested Tuesday in connection with an investigation led by Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg. Bragg’s office has investigated Trump’s possible involvement in a 2016 plan to pay adult film star Stormy Daniels $130,000 to keep him from going public about an alleged affair between the two. Recent moves by Bragg and his office have shown legal experts that he is nearing a historic indictment against the former president. Trump, meanwhile, has denied the affair ever happened between him and Daniels and has slammed Bragg’s investigation.

Dershowitz is an experienced attorney with a reputation for representing controversial clients. In addition to providing legal services in various capacities over the years to the likes of OJ Simpson, Jim Bakker and Jeffrey Epstein, he was also a member of Trump’s legal team during his first impeachment trial in 2020. Since then, Dershowitz has continued to speak out publicly in support of the former president.

During a Sunday interview with conservative news outlet Newsmax, Dershowitz said he expects Trump to be tried and convicted in New York City over what he believes is an unfair legal system. He added that if convicted, Trump could still run for president and even serve in office from prison.

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Attorney Alan Dershowitz is seen alongside former President Donald Trump. Dershowitz said Sunday that Trump could run for president and stay in office even if he was convicted of a felony.
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“He will be charged,” Dershowitz said. “In New York, you can charge a ham sandwich. In New York City, you can condemn a ham sandwich because the jury is so unfair. Even if he is convicted, he can still run for president. He can run for president from prison; he can even serve as president from prison.”

The former president has previously vowed to continue his presidential campaign in 2024 even if he faces impeachment, with some legal experts saying such a situation could embolden support from his base.

The US Constitution does not prohibit convicted felons from holding or holding elected office, including president. However, the 14th Amendment authorizes Congress to pass legislation barring from office individuals who have taken part in an insurgency against the country, although some have said there is room for Trump to combat that possibility.

The Department of Justice (DOJ) is currently investigating the former president’s role in fomenting the riot in the Capitol on May 6 to support and comfort a riot.”

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Rick Schindler

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