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    Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    The many faces of Alan Dershowitz (Dershowitz at 5:00 into the video )



    Here dershowitz is arguing the opposite stating that Trump is not being charged with a crime implying that impeachment is illegitimate




    Will the real Alan dershowitz please stand up?
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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarLevant View Post
    The many faces of Alan Dershowitz (Dershowitz at 5:00 into the video )


    Here dershowitz is arguing the opposite stating that Trump is not being charged with a crime implying that impeachment is illegitimate



    Will the real Alan dershowitz please stand up?


    He's a lawyer. He's paid to defend his client.

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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    He's a lawyer. He's paid to defend his client.
    Lawyers should not be interpreting the same law in the exact opposite way for 2 different clients.

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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    He's a lawyer. He's paid to defend his client.
    He volunteered for this and says it's his opinion, not said to represent trump.

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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    For people who don't watch the video, he said if you have someone who completely corrupts the presidency, who abuses trust, that a crime isn't needed to impeach them. Of course, with trump, we have those things and crimes.

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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    He's a lawyer. He's paid to defend his client.
    that may be true, but the videos exemplify the fact that he's not arguing what is true, only asserting what he thinks will bamboozle the public and the senate.
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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by OscarLevant View Post
    The many faces of Alan Dershowitz (Dershowitz at 5:00 into the video )

     


    Here dershowitz is arguing the opposite stating that Trump is not being charged with a crime implying that impeachment is illegitimate




    Will the real Alan dershowitz please stand up?
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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Craig234 View Post
    He volunteered for this and says it's his opinion, not said to represent trump.
    Dershowitz joined the impeachment defense team last week.

    Regardless, obvious hypocrisy is obvious.
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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by swing_voter View Post
    He's a lawyer. He's paid to defend his client.
    That's true enough, and we can disregard his current statements as self serving, because he's clearly not advancing a principle he believes in but whatever standard or principle helps his client.

    Furthermore, it's a fringe opinion from what I've seen that impeachment requires an indictable offense. Just for example, if a judge shows up drunk every day, makes bizarre rulings, falls asleep during testimony, etc. clearly and obviously he can and should be impeached and removed, although none of that is a criminal offense. Trump can legally transmit the names of our covert operatives in another country to that country's leader. Is that a crime? No, because the POTUS has the power to classify or declassify. Is it impeachable? Of course it is.

    BTW, the clip for Dersh in that first video is at about 5:20.

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    Re: Dershowitz in 1998 argued during Clinton no crime is necessary for impeachment

    Quote Originally Posted by Visbek View Post
    Dershowitz joined the impeachment defense team last week.

    Regardless, obvious hypocrisy is obvious.
    And, he said he joined to argue that abuse of power is not impeachable, NOT to be trump's lawyer.

    I was responding to the incorrect claim that Dershowitz is simply creating an argument to benefit trump as his client, pointing out that Dershowitz has been very clearly saying that is not the case.

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