Speculation of Dertshowitz Joining Trump’s Legal Team Increases

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Famed liberal lawyer Alan Dershowitz met with President Trump over Christmas which increased speculation that he will join Trump’s legal defense team.

According to The Daily Wire:

Tuesday night, famed attorney Alan Dershowitz met President Trump at Trump’s annual Christmas Eve dinner in the ballroom at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, fueling more speculation that he may join Trump’s legal team, which is dealing with the impeachment proceedings against the president. As The Daily Mail reported, “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.

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When The Daily Mail queried him about his appearance, Dershowitz responded, “I was a guest of friends of mine. Not part of the Trump Christmas party. The president came over to say hello to me and my wife. We wished each other happy holidays.”

In May, Dershowitz contributed an opinion piece at The Hill, in which he defended Trump’s comments in which he stated that if he were indeed impeached by the House, he might “head to the Supreme Court.” Dershowitz wrote:

Two former, well-respected justices of the Supreme Court first suggested that the judiciary may indeed have a role in reining in Congress were it to exceed its constitutional authority. Justice Byron White, a John F. Kennedy appointee, put it this way: “Finally, as applied to the special case of the President, the majority argument merely points out that, were the Senate to convict the President without any kind of trial, a Constitutional crisis might well result. It hardly follows that the Court ought to refrain from upholding the Constitution in all impeachment cases. Nor does it follow that, in cases of presidential impeachment, the Justices ought to abandon their constitutional responsibility because the Senate has precipitated a crisis.”

Dershowitz argued that Bush v. Gore (2000) opens up the possibility for the Supreme Court to review the constitutionality of this impeachment.

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Robert Baker
Robert Baker
2 years ago

The articles & the process are in the Congressional record. It wouldn’t be as bizarre as the speaker holding the articles or the House refusing to call the minorities witness, cutting the minority off from asking questions or denying POTUS the ability to be present and ask questions if the Chief Justice, upon being seated, to make his own motion and declare these two articles as being unconstitutional. If this doesn’t occur the coequal executive branch will be held hostage to these broad articles anytime the opposite party holds the House. The balance MUST be restored and the equality of the branches restored by this extra ordinary declaration of the presiding judge.

NORMAN BOURGEOIS
NORMAN BOURGEOIS
2 years ago

the impeachment trial in congress was not a trial but the democrats just dont like it that trump won but if you watched the 1916race i was there fault they had some one who was sick and did not get out there at the end .and trump kept going and going.so all i have to say to the democrats is get a life or get out of congress and go home and cry because you are stuped , dum ,back stapers i gut glad you all dont have a gun because you all dont have common cents

Pearl
Pearl
2 years ago

I really do like Allen, but I wonder. Will his democratic roots and beliefs get in the way of all of it? It’s making me a little nervous, and I would move very slowly with that.
What would his reaction be IF he’s not in agreement with anything for example. What would be the other option that the President would use? Truthfully…I’m not real comfortable with it. But, that’s just me. I’m sorry, but I trust NO ONE.

Benjamin Blumberg
Benjamin Blumberg
2 years ago

I guess a fraudulent impeachment can only be made constitutional if the Supreme Court approves it. In that case, I would be watching out for John Roberts, the Chief Justice, to make a ruling commeasurate with Roe vs Wade as made by Justice Douglas so long ago.

Renrah
Renrah
2 years ago

hate to be “that guy” but in the BOLD headlines his name is spelled incorrectly – there is no T is Dershowitz.

C’mon 1600 Daily

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