Alan Dershowitz is losing it. First he attacked Bob Mueller. Then he became completely unhinged attacking Richard Painter, calling him “un-American” and “a liar” when he tried to defend him.
On Saturday, Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz, who’s become a staunch defender of Donald Trump, appeared on MSNBC. And he went into a bizarre attack on former White House ethics lawyer Richard Painter. The segment quickly turned into total chaos.
Show host David Gura asked Dershowitz a question about Bob Mueller interviewing Trump’s close friend Tom Barrack. The professor said that Mueller “has a mixed reputation, when I was in Boston with regard to four innocent people who spent their life and two of them died in jail.”
Painter immediately stopped him.
“That is not true, that’s not true, you can’t say that about him, do not — that is not true professor,” Painter blasted. “That’s a lie, do not assault his reputation, that’s just not true. He’s a good man.”
But Painter defending Mueller seemed to push Dershowitz over the edge. Instead of staying on Mueller, Dershowitz had a complete meltdown and started attacking Painter personally.
“Let me talk about your reputation,” Dershowitz said. “He has lied repeatedly about me and other people, Trump supporters.”
“You have no right to go on national television and say things that are false about Robert Mueller,” Painter shot back. “It’s not about you.”
“You say I know nothing about Israel,” Dershowitz replied. “You condemned me for that.”
“This has nothing to do with Israel,” Painter said. “You lied about Robert Mueller. This has nothing to do with Israel. This has to do with you’re assaulting the reputation of Robert Mueller, a good American.”
“He may be, but you’re not, sir!” Dershowitz yelled. “You’re a liar and you’ve lied repeatedly about my background and expertise.”
“I didn’t say anything about your background, I said you lied about Robert Mueller’s reputation in Boston,” Painter answered.