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If Dershowitz Is Right & Impeachment Requires A Potential Crime Then The Law Shows Trump Is Subject to Impeachment
Courts from Michigan to Maryland have recently upheld convictions of government officials for committing this common-law crime — despite objections that the crime has never been codified by statute. And the House, in its first article of impeachment, has accused Mr. Trump of exactly what the law prohibits: He “abused the powers of the presidency” for “corrupt purposes in pursuit of a personal political benefit.”
As for “obstruction of Congress,” that’s not only a common-law crime. Versions of the crime have also been listed in the federal criminal code since the 19th century. The New York Times
Therefore, even if a crime were required for impeachment, Trumps acts show that he meets the criminal standard outlined by Mr. Dershowitz, a fact that Dershowitz conveniently overlooks in the arguments defending Donald Trump.
Here is the bottom line. The facts support allegations that Trump engaged in criminal activity as defined by the law. Therefore, under the Dershowitz analysis Trump's impeachment is valid. Read more.
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