Dershowitz: ‘No current plans to defend’ Trump, last talked pardons weeks ago

President Trump has not asked Harvard constitutional law scholar Alan Dershowitz to advise his impeachment defense strategy, and the two haven’t talked in several weeks, the Washington Examiner has learned.

“He called me about some issues relating to pardons a few weeks ago,” Dershowitz told the Washington Examiner on Thursday.

Trump was interested in the concept of a trial penalty, whereby a person incurs a harsher sentence if they plead not guilty and goes to trial than if they plead guilty, he said. “I urged him to take a serious look.”

During his final weeks in office, Trump has pardoned 41
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