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Alan Dershowitz is having second thoughts about Trump's 'Spygate'

Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz is often willing to go to bat for President Trump, but Trump's "Spygate" claims may be going too far for even Dershowitz to support.

Dershowitz went on Fox News on Wednesday to offer his opinion on earlier analysis by House Oversight Committee chair Trey Gowdy (R-S.C.). Gowdy on Tuesday said that "the FBI did exactly what my fellow citizens would want them to do when they got the information they got, and that it has nothing to do with Donald Trump," flying in the face of Trump's claims that the FBI was politically motivated to seek disparaging information when an informant spoke to members of his campaign staff.

Dershowitz found Gowdy convincing — or at least, "halfway" convincing. When asked about Gowdy's assurances that the FBI acted properly, Dershowitz said he found them credible. “I'm halfway persuaded,” he said. “I want to hear the inspector general and would like to see the facts myself, but I'm on the way to being persuaded.”

While Dershowitz still thought that the FBI should have told Trump that the agency was looking into his campaign, it was ultimately a "judgment call," he said. Watch the full interview below, via Fox News. Summer Meza