- Jun 11, 2007
I didn't say anything about his opinion, you seem to be confusing it with fact. If you read the Wikipedia entry you just posted, you'll see that it refers to his background in civil liberties cases.IMO owedtojoy assesses him correctly. Dershowitz never worked much in actual litigation if at all to any meaningful degree, and where he did, it was usually selective for headline cases with big legal teams and on the appeals/advisor side of it.
Alan's character and influence is also currently getting serious questioning relating to the Epstein saga in addition to the allegations that he is specifically involved in the sexual misconduct at issue, e.g., regarding how local police investigation into Epstein led to the now infamous Acosta deal.
But as the months wore on with the police building their case, odd things began to happen. When detectives armed with a search warrant entered his home with a video camera, what they found made them suspect he had been tipped off. “The place had been cleaned up,” Reiter said. . . . the prosecutors told him the witnesses were not credible. The prosecutors, Reiter said, suddenly seemed dismissive of the case, and were uncooperative . . .
Epstein, who had a massive bankroll and extensive connections, had assembled a high-powered team of lawyers, including Kenneth Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Jack Goldberger and Jay Lefkowitz. Around this time, Reiter said, the investigation took another strange turn; Epstein’s defense team seemed to know details about the probe before they were made public.
“We believed that the content of our probable cause affidavit eventually, some time after we presented it to the state attorney's office, ended up with the defense attorneys,” Reiter said. “Because minute details that nobody else knew that were in those documents were being refuted and contrary information provided by the defense.” “This,” Reiter said, “never happened to me before in my career.”
Former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter spoke out to NBC News in one of his most extensive interviews to date.www.nbcnews.com
Speculation also surrounds Dershowitz's support of Trump in the impeachment and Trump's involvement in the Epstein saga regarding what he actually knew and did, including but not limited to what led to the infamous Acosta deal, the man of which eventually landed a Cabinet job in the Trump Admin, e.g.,
A clip that NBC News resurfaced recently shows Trump and Epstein ogling NFL cheerleaders at a party at Mar-a-Lago that year. "They were tight," an anonymous source, who witnessed the two together, told the Post. "They were each other's wingmen." Trump went so far as to call Epstein a "terrific guy" in a 2002 New York Magazine article. "He's a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life," Trump told the magazine.
But public sightings of the two together ended in 2004, when nursing home magnate Abe Gosman's Palm Beach mansion, named the Maison de l'Amitie (The House of Friendship), came on the market in a bankruptcy auction. Both Trump and Epstein wanted the six-acre oceanfront estate for themselves, the Post reported. . . . Joseph Luzinski, who was the property's trustee, told the paper that both men started lobbying him and would talk behind each other's back. When the home hit the auction block in November 2004, Trump came out victorious . . .
Fewer than two weeks after the auction, Palm Beach police received a tip about young women seen coming and going from Epstein's home, according to a deposition the Post found from then-Police Chief Michael Reiter.
Trump and Epstein's friendship reportedly soured after they fought over a $41 million Palm Beach mansion. 2 weeks after the home's auction, cops received a tip about underage women at Epstein's house.The formerly friendly New Yorkers both wanted to buy the Maison de l'Amitie at a bankruptcy auction in 2004, the Washington Post reported.www.insider.com
You also seem to be under the impression I was defending him, I wasn't. In fact, I was responding to a poster who was by pointing out his flaws.