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  • Fox News anchor Chris Wallace goes into a heated tirade against Katie Pavlich over the impeachment...

    01/27/2020 10:29:09 AM PST · by BlackFemaleArmyColonel · 97 replies
    Twitter ^ | 27 January 2020 | Alex Salvi
    Fox News anchor Chris Wallace goes into a heated tirade against Katie Pavlich over the impeachment trial: "Get your facts straight!"
  • 1-27-20 Impeachment Diary: The Week Ahead, The Trump Defense and the Witness Game

    01/27/2020 6:27:17 AM PST · by Kaslin · 20 replies ^ | January 27, 2020 | Mark Davis
    After three days of the House Managers’ rollout of the case against Donald Trump, it became clear Saturday morning that his defense team had some video clips of their own. The key difference: Adam Schiff’s team buried us in quotes and excerpts designed to bolster conclusions fashioned in their heads; the defense attorneys provided a roadmap of things people actually said and did. Repeated examples of Trump voicing concern about Ukrainian corruption. Repeated examples of other nations facing interruptions in aid if their behavior didn’t improve. Taking up only a fraction of one day, Pat Cipollone, Jay Sekulow and company...
  • Trump's legal team previews impeachment defense

    01/26/2020 4:36:36 PM PST · by jazusamo · 21 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | January 26, 2020 | David Sherfinski
    President Trump’s legal team on Sunday previewed what will be the meat of their forthcoming defense this week by saying that even if all the allegations Democrats laid out last week were true, they would still fall short of “impeachable” offenses under the U.S. Constitution. After House Democrats got their chance to make the case against Mr. Trump last week, the focus now turns to the defense as Republicans eye an end to a Senate impeachment trial that could see a vote to acquit the president by the end of the week. “Even if the factual allegations are true —...
  • Alan Dershowitz labeled Trump 'destabilizing and unpredictable' in 2016 book

    01/26/2020 4:19:47 AM PST · by Oldeconomybuyer · 64 replies
    NBC "News" ^ | January 26, 2020 | By Heidi Przybyla
    As part of President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team, Alan Dershowitz is expected to argue on behalf of the president at the Senate trial early next week. But in a 2016 book he authored, the famed defense attorney called Trump a “destabilizing and unpredictable candidate,” warning that the then-presidential candidate “openly embraces fringe conspiracy theories peddled by extremists.” Dershowitz wrote those statements in his book titled “Electile Dysfunction: A Guide for Unaroused Voters.” In a phone call with NBC about his comments in the 2016 book, Dershowitz clarified his views about the president. “I was campaigning for Hillary Clinton at...
  • Alan Dershowitz: 'I'm Not a Full-Fledged Member' of Impeachment Defense Team

    01/22/2020 7:24:23 AM PST · by Enlightened1 · 33 replies ^ | 01/19/20
    President Donald Trump’s legal defense team is working toward a Monday deadline to submit a defense brief against charges filed by House prosecutors in the Senate trial that is set to begin in earnest next week. the president’s legal team is Harvard law professor and constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz, who says he’ll be making a constitutional argument against impeachment.  Dershowitz was a part of O.J. Simpson’s legal “dream team” and has defended several controversial clients, including Jeffrey Epstein. Despite voting for Hillary Clinton in the 2016 presidential election, Dershowitz has been a vocal defender of Trump, going so far...
  • Trump Legal Team Accuses Democrats Of 'Dangerous Perversion' Of Constitution

    01/20/2020 9:40:09 AM PST · by bitt · 15 replies
    NPR.COM ^ | 1/20/2020 | tamara keith
    The White House is offering a fiery legal response to the articles of impeachment, in an executive summary of a legal brief obtained by NPR. Decrying a "rigged process" that is "brazenly political," President Trump's legal team accuses House Democrats of "focus-group testing various charges for weeks" and says that "all that House Democrats have succeeded in proving is hat the President did absolutely nothing wrong." They sum up the impeachment as "a dangerous perversion of the Constitution that the Senate should swiftly and roundly condemn." Read The Impeachment Managers' Response To The Senate Impeachment Trial Summons POLITICS Read The...
  • Here's How Schiff Responds to a Liberal Law Professor Disagreeing With His Impeachment Take

    01/19/2020 11:00:44 AM PST · by bitt · 52 replies ^ | 1/19/2020 | beth baumann
    House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-CA) on Sunday slammed liberal law professor Alan Dershowitz for his stance on the articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Although Dershowitz voted for former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, the Harvard Law professor is taking part in President Trump's legal defense. Dershowitz's responsibility will be to explain how the Democrats' articles of impeachment fail to meet the Constitutional criteria of "treason, bribery or high crimes and misdemeanors." "The facts aren't seriously contested. The president withheld hundreds of millions of dollars in military aid to an alley at war with Russia, withheld a...
  • Trump Had Right to Withhold Ukraine Funds: GAO is Wrong

    01/18/2020 12:05:58 PM PST · by bitt · 105 replies ^ | 1/17/2020 | alan dershowitz
    The Constitution allocates to the president sole authority over foreign policy (short of declaring war or signing a treaty). It does not permit Congress to substitute its foreign policy preferences for those of the president. To the extent that the statute at issue constrains the power of the president to conduct foreign policy, it is unconstitutional. Even if the GAO were correct in its legal conclusion — which it is not — the alleged violation would be neither a crime nor an impeachable offense. It would be a civil violation subject to a civil remedy, as were the numerous violations...
  • Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz on Hannity last night 12/13/19 -(HELP)

    12/14/2019 5:38:13 AM PST · by blueyon · 22 replies
    self | 12/14/19 | self
    Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz were on Hannity last night (12/13/19) and Dershowitz mentioned a SCOTUS ruling that just came out that would make the obstruction charge (if voted for) go against the SCOTUS...
  • Trump Adds a Few Familiar Names to His Defense Team

    01/17/2020 11:04:25 AM PST · by Kaslin · 39 replies ^ | January 17, 2020 | Courtney O'Brien
    The Trump White House announced a few new, yet familiar names that are joining the president's defense team as the Senate impeachment trial officially gets underway next week.  The president's expanded defense team now includes Kenneth Starr and Alan Dershowitz. Starr is the former independent counsel who led the Whitewater investigation into President Bill Clinton in the 1990s, which led to his impeachment. Dershowitz is a former Harvard University law professor who has been a part of a few high profile, successful defense teams such as the group that got O.J. Simpson acquitted n 1995.He released the following statement...
  • Ken Starr, Robert Ray and Democrat Alan Dershowitz Selected to Defense Team to Defend Trump

    01/17/2020 8:02:29 AM PST · by Hojczyk · 55 replies
    GP ^ | January 17, 2020 | Jim Hoft
    Ken Starr, Robert Ray and Democrat law professor Alan Dershowitz were selected to defend President Trump at the Senate impeachment trial starting next week.
  • GOOD NEWS! Ken Starr, Robert Ray, Pam Bondi and Democrat Alan Dershowitz Selected to Defense Team to Defend Trump at Sham Impeachment Trial

    01/17/2020 10:07:31 AM PST · by bitt · 98 replies
    GATEWAYPUNDIT ^ | 1/17/2020 | Jim Hoft
    BREAKING THIS FRIDAY MORNING– Ken Starr, Robert Ray and Democrat law professor Alan Dershowitz were selected to defend President Trump at the Senate impeachment trial starting next week.
  • Trump impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr and Alan Dershowitz

    01/17/2020 7:18:09 AM PST · by NRx · 67 replies
    CNBC ^ | 01-17-2020 | Tucker Higgins
    President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team will include Ken Starr, whose investigation led to the impeachment of President Bill Clinton, and Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz, whose clients have included notorious pedophile Jeffrey Epstein and O.J. Simpson. The Trump team choices came to light as the president’s impeachment trial is set to begin in earnest next Tuesday in the Senate, where he is accused of abusing power by pressuring Ukraine to investigate former Vice President Joe Biden last summer while withholding military aid to that nation. In addition to Starr and Dershowitz, the lawyer Robert Ray is expected to be...
  • Memorandum Opinion for The General Counsel Office of The Director National Iintelligence

    “Urgent Concern” Determination by the Inspector General of the Intelligence Community A complaint from an intelligence-community employee about statements made by the President during a telephone call with a foreign leader does not involve an “urgent concern,” as defined in 50 U.S.C. § 3033(k)(5)(G), because the alleged conduct does not relate to “the funding, administration, or operation of an intelligence activity” un- der the authority of the Director of National Intelligence. As a result, the statute does not require the Director to transmit the complaint to the congressional intelligence committees. September 24, 2019 MEMORANDUM OPINION FOR THE GENERAL COUNSEL OFFICE...
  • Yale Psychiatrist Issues Diagnosis of "Psychotic" for Defending Constitutional Rights

    01/12/2020 1:02:01 PM PST · by malach · 35 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | 01.11.20 | Alan M Dershowitz
    Dr. Bandy Lee is literally claiming that we are mentally ill and our views should be considered symptoms of our illness, rather than as legitimate ideas. Publicly offering "professional opinions" or diagnoses in the absence of a psychiatric examination, is a violation of psychiatric ethics and the rules of the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Lee has a history of such unethical conduct.... Her resort to diagnosis rather than dialogue is a symptom of a much larger problem that faces our divided nation -- too many Americans are refusing to engage in reasoned dialogue with people with whom they disagree. Dr....
  • Dershowitz: Trump Had Even More Legal Justification Eliminating Soleimani than Obama Had with Osama Bin Laden

    01/04/2020 11:39:18 PM PST · by grundle · 23 replies
    Breitbart ^ | January 3, 2020 | Robert Kraychik
    Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Thursday evening that President Donald Trump had even more legal authority to eliminate Qassem Soleimani than former President Barack Obama had to take out Osama bin Laden in 2011. “[Soleimani] was a combatant,” explained Dershowitz. “There’s no doubt that he fit the description of ‘combatant.’ He [was] a uniformed member of an enemy military who was actively planning to kill Americans; American soldiers and probably, as well, American civilians.” “It was the right thing to do,” he added. “It was legally justified, and I think we should applaud the president for his...
  • Donald Trump talks with famed lawyer Alan Dershowitz at family Christmas dinner at Mar-a-Lago amid reports the he could join the president's impeachment team

    12/25/2019 6:45:30 AM PST · by StAnDeliver · 68 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | Dec. 24, 2019 | Emily Goodin
    Donald Trump got up from his family Christmas Eve dinner at Mar-a-Lago to greet Alan Dershowitz amid reports the famed attorney could join the president's impeachment team. Trump got up from his table, where he was seated next to first lady Melania Trump, to walk over and talk to Dershowitz after reports his legal team has discussed bringing Dershowitz on board to help with the president's impeachment trial in the Senate.
  • The Coup Becomes A Civil War – Trump Impeached

    12/21/2019 11:01:44 AM PST · by blam · 68 replies
    Tom Luongo ^ | 12-21-2019 | Tom Luongo
    The Democrats declared war yesterday. Not on Donald Trump but on the United States and the Constitution. What started as a coup to overturn the 2016 election has now morphed into a Civil War as Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-San Fran-feces) presided over the passage of a bill which creates a clear Constitutional Crisis. And that means we have multiple factions vying for control of our government, the definition of a Civil War. In passing these articles of impeachment against President Trump Congress has arrogated to itself powers it does not have. The first article asserts a motive to Trump’s actions...
  • Pelosi should block impeachment trial until White House is forced to reveal all

    12/21/2019 10:19:10 AM PST · by conservative98 · 131 replies
    CNN ^ | Updated 9:20 AM ET, Sat December 21, 2019 | Joseph J. Ellis
    (CNN)Let's call it the Pelosi Pause. There are no written rules governing the timetable for delivery of the House decision impeaching Donald Trump to the Senate, only custom. But then there were no written rules governing the timetable for a Senate decision on Barack Obama's nomination of Merrick Garland, only custom. If Speaker Nancy Pelosi follows Senator Mitch McConnell's playbook, Donald Trump will never stand trial in the Senate. Joseph Ellis Joseph Ellis From a Democratic perspective that outcome would be preferable to a show trial, where the conclusion is not just foreordained, but announced beforehand by the Majority Leader...
  • EXCLUSIVE Dershowitz: Pelosi Doesn’t Have The Impeachment Power She Believes

    12/20/2019 11:17:31 AM PST · by maggief · 19 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | December 20, 2019 | RUDY TAKALA
    House Speaker Nancy Pelosi doesn’t have the power she believes to prevent the Senate’s participation in impeachment proceedings, former Harvard Law School Professor Alan Dershowitz said Thursday. “Whether the House wants it to be in the Senate or not, the matter is now properly before the Senate,” Dershowitz said in a call with the Republican National Lawyers Association. “The presiding officer of the Senate can set a trial date, convene the chief justice and begin the trial. So I don’t think that Pelosi has the power that she thinks she has, or that my colleague Larry Tribe thinks she has.”...