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Dershowitz: Dem 'Radicals' Will Push to Impeach Trump

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By    |   Wednesday, 14 November 2018 08:39 AM

If House Democrats try to impeach President Donald Trump, it will "backfire," Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday, but that does not mean they will not try.

"The country is not looking for that," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends." "But there will be radicals within the Democratic Party who won't be satisfied until there's an impeachment."

Democrats are divided over whether they want to seek impeachment, Dershowitz said, but "extremists will be saying 'impeach, impeach, impeach. We now have votes, we can impeach.'"

But that will be a "foolish abuse of their newly elected majority," Dershowitz said.

He does, however, think there will be several investigations once Democrats take over the House and its committees.

"I think that the various chairmen of the committees that have jurisdiction will be sending out subpoenas," Dershowitz said. "The American public will will not find that particularly attractive. What they want is to seek progress upon jobs on the environment, on security."

Such investigations, he added, "sound too much like inside baseball," at a time when special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation into Russia and the Trump campaign is due to come out.

"I think that Democrats will be foolish to devote too much of their priorities to investigating political enemies at this point," Dershowitz said.

But there will be those with in the party who will try to impeach, he continued, but he thinks the House leadership will be "sensible" and remember how it backfired when Republicans impeached President Bill Clinton.

Washington Post poll Tuesday revealed 21 percent of Democrats winning election to the House for the first time want to immediately move to impeach Trump.

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Impeachment attempts on President Donald Trump will "backfire" for Democrats, according Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday.
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Wednesday, 14 November 2018 08:39 AM
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