Dems Invoke Imaginationland When Talking Trump Impeachment
Harvard Law professor Laurence Tribe warned Democrats to tread carefully in their mission to impeach Trump.
Tribe invokes the framer’s intent that the impeachment process is about the abuse of authority given to officials; a simple “garden variety crime” is not enough to bring down the head of state.
“If it turns out – and I wouldn’t be surprised to find – that Donald Trump is guilty of tax evasion, that may be a crime, but it’s not an impeachable offense,” says Tribe. “On the other hand, if Donald Trump uses the powers of the United States government to cover his own criminality or to cover up the way he cooperated with Moscow in order to win the presidency… it’s certainly an impeachable offense.”
Tribe went one step further with his fantasy-driven narrative.
“If he (Trump) decides, ‘I’m simply not going to protect the United States from foreign attack, I’m busy making money, I’d rather be a kleptocrat than carry out my oath’… that’s certainly the basis for removing a president.”
CNN’s Chris Cuomo failed to call Tribe out on his “if” qualifiers as Tribe continued on with what seems to be the Democrats’ last hope:
“If the evidence that Rober Mueller is collecting, forms a kind of compelling case that an overwhelming bi-partisan majority of the American people find convincing that this guy (Trump) is just too dangerous to keep in power, then we do have the emergency power of impeachment available.”
With zero irony, Tribe provided his conclusion with a not-so-diplomatic remark.
“You can’t be ‘the boy who cried wolf’ and expect to have a viable impeachment power, you can’t use it over and over again against the same president. If you’re going to shot him you have to shoot to kill.”
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