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Matthew T. Mangino: ‘No crime, no impeachment’ defense a red herring

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24.01.2020

The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is in full swing.

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The impeachment trial of President Donald Trump is in full swing. The United States Constitution provides in Article II, Section 4 that “The President … shall be removed from Office on Impeachment for, and Conviction of ... high Crimes and Misdemeanors.”

Lawyers for the president have argued that he cannot be removed from office because he has not violated the law. One of Trump’s lawyers, Alan Dershowitz, has said that impeachment requires "criminal-like conduct." Dershowitz told The Associated Press, “I will be making that argument as a lawyer on behalf of the president's defense team against impeachment. That's my role. It's very clear. I have done it before."

In a brief filed before the trial began, Trump’s lawyers argued that the article of impeachment claiming that the president abused........

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