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Trump attorney Alan Dershowitz: "If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment."

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Rep. Adam Schiff responds to Alan Dershowitz's "odd argument." "In every courtroom in America...the question of the defendant's intent and state of mind is always an issue. This is nothing novel here. You don't require a mindreader."

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Pé Resists

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Ah, going with the "when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal" Nixonian defense, I see. That worked well for Nixon.

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Pé Resists

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So the standard Dershowitz is arguing for is: "if the President subjectively thinks what he's doing is okay, then it is indeed okay"... That would literally make it impossible to impeach a President and even make suing the US Government for wrongdoing impossible.

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Walter Shaub

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I wonder if any of Trump's political rivals will feel the need to report this inadvertent anti-Trump campaign ad by Dershowitz as an in-kind campaign contribution.

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Sheryl Landgraf 🌊🏳️‍🌈

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This statement has me over the top. Am I over reacting or is this statement as bad as I think it is? Please help.

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Andrew C Laufer, Esq

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How about ABC pushing back on this Absolute Monarchy nonsense instead of leaving this ridiculous quote to stand alone as your lede. “A crime isn’t a crime if the King commits it....”

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Alaric the Minnesotan ³³º¹

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The best thing everyone could do is rip the roof off this thing. Trump survives impeachment he will carry out a level of revenge that will curl your hair. Sorry I mean scalp.

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XLProfessor

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should immediately denounce Alan Dershowtiz and rescind his Emeritus status This ahistorical and legally indefensible argument is being offered solely as partisan cover and is an embarrassment to

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and the academic legal community

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XLProfessor

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If a president assassinated a foreign leader to help his reelection campaign, because he believed his reelection was good for the country, and as long as he provided a prima facie rationale otherwise... Hey, wait a minute...

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Brendan "Bernie’s record is a cop" McIntyre 🌎🌈🥀

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So they are admitting he did it for selfish purposes; his political career is now the public interest. This is what dictators think

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Mark Keogh

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"L'état, c'est moi" - King Louis XIV And we wondered why his interiors look like this?

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