An honest lawyer was willing to risk his whole reputation to defend Donald Trump.
Chuck Schumer was enraged when he watched impeachment be completely destroyed.
A Democratic lawyer proved Donald Trump’s innocence with ten words.
One of the top lawyers of Trump’s team didn’t vote for him in 2016.
He voted for Hillary Clinton and would have been much happier if she was president.
But Alan Dershowitz can see a danger that the Democrats are unaware of.
If Congress chooses to impeach the President without there being an actual serious crime it will undo American democracy.
That’s why Democrats and Republicans alike should stand up against the Democrats’ badly motivated impeachment.
The Democrats can’t find any actual evidence that Trump committed a crime. They are trying to remove a President based off of people’s feelings.
“Abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” are so vague that they could be used to remove any president from power.
If the Democrats don’t want a future Democrat president being impeached on vague charges just because they hold Congress, they shouldn’t start normalizing underhanded political maneuvers just to gain a small advantage.
The way Alan Dershowitz put it was:
By their very nature, words like “abuse of power” and “obstruction of Congress” are standard-less. It’s impossible to put standards into words like that. Both are subjective matters of degree and amenable to varying partisan interpretations. It’s impossible to know in advance whether a given action will subsequently be deemed to be on one side or the other of the line. Indeed, the same action with the same state of mind can be deemed abusive or obstructive when done by one person but not when done by another. That is the essence of what the rule of law is not. When you have a criteria that could be applied to one person one way and another person in another way, and they both fit within the terms abuse of power. …
You are entitled to use that rule of interpretation, as well, in deciding whether or not “obstruction of Congress” or “abuse of power” can be defined as fitting within the criteria of “high crimes and misdemeanors.” For the Senate to remove a duly elected president on vague non-constitutional grounds such as “abuse of power” or “obstruction of Congress” would create a dangerous precedent and be construed, in the words of Senator James N. Grimes, into approval of impeachment as part of future political machinery. This is a realistic threat to all future presidents who serve with opposing legislative majorities that could easily concoct vague charges of “abuse” or “obstruction.” The fact that a long list of presidents that were accused of “abuse of power” were not impeached demonstrates how selectively this term has and can be used in the context of impeachment.
There should be clear consistent standards for what is an impeachable offense that can be applied to both Democrats and Republicans, otherwise impeachment will become meaningless and America will suffer.