Trump Defense Lawyer Claims He Didn't Make the Argument That We All Saw Him Make, and He Sounds Just Like Trump

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President Donald Trump assured supporters in a speech in 2018 that "What you're seeing and what you're reading is not what's happening."

The quote was a microcosm of the Trump administration's larger goal of discrediting the free press to avoid accountability.

Now, a member of the President's impeachment defense team—Alan Dershowitz—is using the same logic (or lack thereof) to walk back an absurd argument he made on the Senate floor on Wednesday

Dershowitz argued that because a President believes his or her reelection is in the public interest, any powers of the presidency they use to secure their reelection is unimpeachable.

Dershowitz's exact words were:

"If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment."

Now, in a rambling Twitter thread, Dershowitz is claiming this is not what he said.

The so-called context Dershowitz provided didn't achieve his intended outcome.

Dershowitz's argument has been roundly criticized by scholars, former lawmakers, and virtually everyone outside of Trump's tangled web.

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