Open-ended criteria: Dershowitz says next Democratic president will be impeached


Law scholar Alan Dershowitz predicted the next Democrat elected president of the United States will be impeached as a result of the same “open-ended” criteria the party is currently using to impeach President Trump.

“They have created open-ended criteria which bear no relationship to the word of the Constitution itself,” Dershowitz said Sunday on Fox News. “If President Trump is impeached, it will set a terrible precedent, which will weaponize impeachment, and the next Democrat who gets elected will be impeached.”

Dershowitz, who has been critical of Trump in the past and says he voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, has spent recent months criticizing the impeachment push led by House Democrats.

“It’s hard to find any president — modern president, old president — who can’t be accused of abuse of power,” he said.

Since the start of the inquiry, leading Republicans have attacked the impeachment process, complaining about access to classified briefings before public testimony and accusing leading Democrats of inappropriate communications with key witnesses.

The investigation centers on a July 25 phone call between Trump and Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky, during which Trump pressured the foreign leader to investigate a political rival.

Democrats say Trump abused the office of the presidency and have hung some of their impeachment effort on the charge of bribery.

“How many foreign policy decisions have been made by presidents over the years in order to help them get reelected?” Dershowitz asked. “If we start making that an impeachable offense, there will be no presidents left.”

The House is expected to vote on articles of impeachment before Christmas, triggering a jury trial in the Senate.

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Posted on December 9, 2019, in The "DeepState" Resistance, Trump 2020 and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. Comments Off on Open-ended criteria: Dershowitz says next Democratic president will be impeached.

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