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Alan Dershowitz's Old Comments About Impeachment Come Back To Haunt Him


Added 01-20-20 10:54:03am EST - “He claims abuse of power isn't impeachable. But 20 years ago, he said something very different.” - Huffpost.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Huffpost.com: “Alan Dershowitz's Old Comments About Impeachment Come Back To Haunt Him”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Some old comments about impeachment made by attorney Alan Dershowitz are starting to look awkward in light of his current position in defense of President Donald Trump. 

Dershowitz was added to Trump’s legal team last week and claimed he would present a constitutional case against impeachment. Specifically, he said he planned to argue that “abuse of power” was not an impeachable offense. 

“The vote was to impeach on abuse of power, which is not within the constitutional criteria for impeachment,” Dershowitz said on ABC’s “This Week” on Sunday.  

“Abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense. That’s exactly what the framers rejected,” he said, adding:

“They didn’t want to give Congress the authority to remove a president because he abused his power. They have to prove treason, they have to prove bribery or they have to prove other crimes and misdemeanors. ‘Other’ refers to crimes of the kind such as treason and bribery.”

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