Dershowitz: ‘Abuse of Power’ ‘can be Not an Impeachable Offense’

On Friday’s broadcast of MSNBC’s “The Beat,” Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz, who will be part of President Trump’s impeachment legal team, argued of which “abuse of power, even if proved, can be not an impeachable offense.”

Dershowitz began by stating of which the obstruction of Congress impeachment article “can be completely made up. The president invoked his executive authority, separation of powers, checks as well as balances. of which’s an extremely dangerous article of impeachment.”

He then turned to abuse of power, arguing, “virtually half of American presidents, through Adams, to Jefferson, to Lincoln, to Roosevelt, have been accused of abuse of power, as well as the framers explicitly rejected those kinds of broad, open-ended criteria. They were fearful of which the item might empower Congress to turn the presidency into the prime ministership of England, where the prime minister can be — have his tenure ended by a simple vote of no confidence. of which’s not what the framers wanted. They wanted specific criteria for impeachment, as well as none of those criteria, in my view, have been met. as well as I will lay out of which argument.”

Dershowitz added of which “abuse of power, even if proved, can be not an impeachable offense. of which’s exactly what the framers rejected. 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 additional crimes as well as misdemeanors. additional refers to crimes of the kind such as treason as well as bribery.”

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