Donald Trump is about to face a Senate impeachment trial for a second time.
The President just got some bad news.
And Donald Trump was taken by surprise when his lawyer just quit at the worst time.
Famed Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz played a role in defending the President on the floor of the United States Senate when the Democrats tried to impeach him in the Ukraine hoax.
But as the Democrats and Never Trump traitors gear up for impeachment trial number two, Alan Dershowitz announced he would not serve on the President’s legal team.
Dershowitz did not bow out because he thought the President committed impeachable offenses or because he was afraid of being canceled.
Instead, Dershowitz explained that this Senate trial was such a constitutional and legal farce that he had no desire to participate in it.
“This is political theater, and I’m neither a politician or an actor, so I don’t see a role for a real lawyer to play in this show,” Dershowitz said in an interview with the Boston Globe.
In an op-ed for The Hill, Dershowitz explained why this new impeachment push was unconstitutional and unwise.
“While I believe his remarks to his supporters last week were disturbing and a serious mistake, it did not meet the basis for removal under the Constitution, which led the House to break another record, which is less obvious but more important. In one day, it violated six separate provisions of the Constitution,” Dershowitz wrote.
First, Dershowitz argued that the impeachment violated the Constitution because Congress impeached Trump for speech that is protected under the First Amendment.
Second, Dershowitz argued that if Congress could not pass a law abridging freedom of speech then Congress did not have the power to impeach a President for speech they cannot make illegal.
Next, Dershowitz noted that the snap impeachment brought the article directly to the floor for an up or down vote without giving the President due process to have witnesses testify or challenge evidence.
In addition, Dershowitz explained that Congress had no power to convict a President in an impeachment trial after they left office.
Dershowitz argued that convicting the President after he leaves office would allow Congress controlled by one party to impeach a well-known candidate from another party that once held federal office and bar them from running for President.
Finally, Dershowitz declared that holding a Senate trial after Trump is out of office would violate the Constitution’s protection against a bill of attainder which blocks Congress from passing laws declaring an individual or a group of people guilty of a crime.
But there will be a Senate trial starting January 20.
And as of this moment the President has no legal representation after Professor Dershowitz declined to participate.
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