Dershowitz: Impeaching Trump Would Put Congress ‘Above the Law’

Wednesday on Fox News Channel’s “Hannity,” Harvard law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz argued the impeachment of President Donald Trump “is not constitutionally possible.”

Dershowitz said unless there were compelling evidence Trump’s alleged wrongdoing rose to the level impeachment, attempting impeachment would be Congress putting itself above the law.

“Look, I stand up for civil liberties no matter who the president is,” Dershowitz said. “If Hillary Clinton were elected president and they were trying to impeach her, I would have written a book called ‘The Case Against Impeaching Hillary Clinton.’ Congress cannot impeach President Trump because if they did, they would be putting themselves above the law. The Constitution provides criteria for impeachment: treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors. Unless there is compelling evidence, impeachment is not constitutionally permissible. The president is not above the law, but neither is Congress.”

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