Fact Check – CLAIM: Romney said the White House argued a statutory violation was needed for impeachment. VERDICT: FALSE.
Deputy White House Counsel Patrick Philbin told the Senate on Tuesday that Democrats‘ claims of a „cover up“ of the Ukraine call and the „whistleblower“ complaint were incorrect, both factually and legally.
Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz told the Senate impeachment trial Monday evening that even if allegations attributed to former National Security Advisor John Bolton were true, they would not be impeachable conduct.
Dershowitz: „Purely non-criminal conduct including ‚abuse of power‘ and ‚obstruction of Congress‘ are outside the range of impeachable offenses.“
Ken Starr: „It is not an impeachable offense for the President of the United States to defend the asserted legal and constitutional prerogatives of the presidency.“
Neither of the impeachment charges against President Donald Trump is indictable. As such, neither is impeachable. The Constitution compels the Senate tp acquit President Trump as a matter of law.
Lead House impeachment manager Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) told the Senate impeachment trial Thursday that President Donald Trump should be removed from office because he did not obey the talking points prepared by bureaucrats who work for him.
Fact check – CLAIM: The Framers, including George Mason, wanted a broad impeachment power. VERDICT: FALSE. The Framers rejected Mason’s idea.
The editors of National Review, who devoted an entire issue in 2016 to making the case „Against Trump,“ are doing it again in a new editorial arguing against President Donald Trump’s argument that impeachment requires a crime.