Alan Dershowitz said Democrats will come to regret subpoenaing special counsel Robert Mueller, who agreed to testify later this summer.
“I’m trying to stop them from shooting themselves in the foot,” he said on Fox News’s “The Ingraham Angle.”
The Harvard law professor was responding to a clip from House Judiciary Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY), who said on CNN that Mueller will answer the questions given to him.
“There is no right to defy a congressional subpoena,» he said. «The White House might assert some privilege, but when they reveal a lot of the information to Mueller and even private attorneys, they waive the privilege. So I think he will answer the questions that are put to him, because it's his civic duty to do so and he's an upstanding prosecutor.»
Dershowitz pointed out that Nadler seems to be forgetting that Mueller will be open to questioning from Republicans, too.
“He can't refuse to answer questions about the FISA application,» Dershowitz said. «Those are the kind of questions that I think Republicans will be very well prepared to ask. Those are the kind of questions which are currently under investigation by the inspector general whose report we are waiting for. But those are not in any way precluded. So I think that they will regret having called him.»
Mueller said he will testify before the House judiciary and intelligence committees on July 17.