Law Professor’s Constitutional Defense of Trump Gets Dragged as ‘Embarrassingly Incorrect’

When The Federalist’s senior editor Mollie Hemingway last week claimed the impeachment investigation of Donald Trump violated the President’s Sixth Amendment right to confront his accuser, she was resoundingly castigated by legal experts who pointed out that the amendment only applies to criminal proceedings. Despite severe scholarly backlash, the argument has continued to gain traction among the President’s supporters and Saturday, a respected law professor became the latest backer of the much maligned constitutional interpretation.

In an op-ed on the Tucker Carlson founded Daily Caller website, Northwestern School of Law professor Steven G. Calabresi wrote that House Democrats’ investigation into Trump’s abuse of power was itself a serious abuse of power.

“Impeachment is a legal proceeding, and just
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