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Turley: ‘This Is the First Time We’ve Seen a Plausible Claim for Impeachment That Could Be Made’

TRENT BAKER

George Washington Law professor Jonathan Turley on Wednesday discussed the Paul Manafort conviction and Michael Cohen plea and whether or not a sitting president can be indicted.

Turley claimed Tuesday’s news is the “first time” there has been a “plausible claim” for President Donald Trump’s impeachment.

“[T]his is the first time that we’ve seen a plausible claim for impeachment that could be made, but it can’t rest just on Michael Cohen,” Turley said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe.”

“Michael Cohen says the motivation was to affect the election as opposed to simply bury an embarrassing scandal. There’s going to have to be much, much more, in my view, to make out a credible impeachment claim. The other problem is this occurred before he became president. That’s always an issue for impeachment. Now, it is true that President Trump as president essentially pulled this into his presidency by denying these facts. So that can be used to essentially bring this into the realm of impeachment,” he added.

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