What they're saying: Trump defender Dershowitz shunned by Martha's Vineyard

Donald Trump and Alan Dershowitz
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In an op-ed for The Hill last week, Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz lamented that politics have caused him to be shunned by his social circle at his Martha's Vineyard summer retreat.

The big picture: Dershowitz, who maintains that he is a Democrat and disagrees with Trump's policies, has been an outspoken TV critic of Robert Mueller's investigation and a defender of Trump's right to fire James Comey. His claims extend the civility debate currently facing Trump administration officials in their private lives to anyone with a high profile who can be viewed as enabling Trump.