Prominent attorney and legal commentator Alan Dershowitz has weighed in on the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump by the Manhattan District Attorney’s office. In an interview with Fox News, Dershowitz warned that the district attorney could face serious consequences if he is found guilty of leaking details of the indictment to the media.
Leaking grand jury testimony is a Class E felony in New York and carries a prison sentence of one to five years. Dershowitz argued that if the district attorney is found guilty of the crime, he could be disbarred and face up to five years in prison.
Dershowitz also spoke about the potential problems with having former Trump lawyer Michael Cohen as a witness in the case. He claimed that Cohen’s history of lying and perjury could damage the credibility of the district attorney’s case.
Dershowitz also wrote an op-ed in which he argued that the leak of the sealed indictment was the only felony that had been committed in the case so far.