“This has no substantive impact,” he continued. “The judge went out of her way to say I’m not ruling on the issues of privilege, all I’m saying is he has to show up. Then she went nuts talking about how the president’s not a king. Of course the President’s not the king. The President’s far more powerful than the king. The President has the power that kings have never had.”

Dershowitz concluded by saying “the framers wanted it that way,” and he bashed the possibility of impeachment by pointing to the “very strict criteria” of the Constitution.