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Dershowitz: Trump Won't Be in 'Impeachment Land'

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By    |   Wednesday, 12 December 2018 11:51 AM

President Donald Trump will not be "in impeachment land" unless "massive new information" comes out against him, Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz said Wednesday.

"I suspect the special counsel report will include lots and lots of sins, based on political and based on circumstantial evidence, but I don't think he will come up with an impeachable offense [such as] treason, bribery, other high crimes and misdemeanors," Dershowitz told Fox News' "America's Newsroom."

The most that special counsel Robert Mueller's team has come up with is a "very questionable campaign contribution issue that failed years ago," Dershowitz continued.

"I don't think we're in impeachment land, and I don't think presidents ought to be suggesting any kind of non-legal response to impeachment," said Dershowitz, while responding to a Tuesday interview in which Trump was quoted saying the American people would "revolt" if he was to be impeached."

"If he were to be impeached and removed lawfully, which I don't think is possible, the rule of law would apply and people would have to accept the result," Dershowitz said.

"If he were impeached, and he challenged that and took it to the Supreme Court, in my book I spell out that possible scenario and whether the president would accept the verdict of the Supreme Court even if he didn't accept the verdict of the Senate and House of Representatives –  it is an interesting hypothetical of the kind I would present to my law students at Harvard, but it won't happen in real life."

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Unless "massive new information" comes out, President Donald Trump will not be "in impeachment land," according to Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz on Wednesday.
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