Dershowitz: Abuse of power ‘not an impeachable offense’

Retired Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, who was recently added to Trump’s impeachment defense team, said Friday on MSNBC that “abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense.”

“Abuse of power, even if proved, is not an impeachable offense. That’s exactly what the framers rejected. They didn’t want to give Congress the authority to remove a president because he abused his power. They have to prove treason, they have to prove bribery, or they have to prove other crimes and misdemeanors,” Dershowitz said to Ari Melber on The Beat.

“Virtually half of American presidents — from Adams, to Jefferson, to Lincoln, to Roosevelt — have been accused
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