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Alan Dershowitz: Trump Can Serve As President "From Prison"

•, by Jack Phillips

Trump announced on social media this past weekend saying he believes he'll be arrested soon in connection to District Attorney Alvin Bragg's probe into whether he was involved in allegedly making hush money payments to during the 2016 campaign. Unnamed sources have also told news outlets that the former president may be indicted, but Trump has denied any wrongdoing.

Dershowitz, an attorney who has represented controversial clients including O.J. Simpson and Jim Bakker, told Newsmax that he believes Trump will be indicted in New York City because of what he described as an unfair legal system in the Democrat-dominated city. But if Trump is convicted and sentenced to a prison term, the U.S. Constitution will allow him to serve in that capacity.

"He will be indicted," Dershowitz, who also provided legal counsel to Trump during his first impeachment trial, told Newsmax. "In New York, you can indict a ham sandwich. In New York City, you can convict a ham sandwich because the jury pool is so unfair. Even if he's convicted, he can run for president. He can run for president from prison; he can even serve as president from prison."

The U.S. Constitution doesn't bar felons from holding elected office, including the presidency. The Constitution's text only lists three criteria to run for president: a candidate has to be age 35 or older, be a natural born citizen, and they must have lived in the United States for at least 14 years.

In a separate interview with Chris Cuomo, Dershowitz asserted that "Trump can run from prison, the way [Boston] Mayor [James] Curley did, and he could win, and he can govern from prison." Curley, a Democrat who served as mayor of Boston four times in the early part of the 20th century, was convicted twice and notably served time in prison during his fourth term in office.

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Comment by PureTrust
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Indict the indicters? Besides, Trump is a company man. He wouldn't pardon himself if he were elected. Lol.