News Legal experts consider impeachment vote to be justified

Legal experts consider impeachment vote to be justified


Washington Several law professors have accused US President Donald Trump in Congress of offenses that they believe would justify impeachment. Trump had used his office for personal gain and clearly committed crimes that could be punished by impeachment, Harvard Harassment law expert Noah Feldman said Wednesday at a hearing in the House Judiciary Committee.

Two other legal experts expressed the same opinion. In addition to abuse of office, they also accused Trump of being bribed and of obstructing Congress in the case. A law professor invited by Trump's Republicans, on the other hand, backed the president.

Democrats in the US House of Representatives accuse Trump of pressuring his Ukrainian colleague, Volodymyr Selenskyj, to investigate his political rival, Democratic presidential hopeful Joe Biden. Since September they have been conducting investigations into possible impeachment proceedings against Trump.

In recent weeks, the secret service committee of the chamber had first questioned various government officials on the Ukraine affair and submitted a report on the testimony. Now the Judiciary Committee is dealing with the affair and held an expert hearing with constitutional rights activists on Wednesday.

Feldman said Trump's call to the head of a foreign government to investigate a political rival would be a relevant offense for impeachment. There are additional indications of further misdemeanors by the President – in that he has retained as a means of pressure military aid to Kiev and investigations have also made the condition for a visit to Selenskyjs in the White House.

Pamela Karlan, a law professor at Stanford University, also argued that testimony in Congress over the past few weeks had shown that the president had abused his office to challenge a competitor at the next election. "President Trump must be held accountable," she warned.

US Democrats present evidence against Trump

Most Recommended Web hosting

World News :

Another expert from the University of North Carolina, Michael Gerhardt, joined this assessment. The president has committed several crimes that justify impeachment, he said. "If Congress is not voting for impeachment here, then the impeachment process has lost all meaning."

One law professor from George Washington University, invited by Trump's republicans, objected: Jonathan Turley warned that he was concerned that in this case the standards for impeachment should be artificially lowered. "This is wrong." Trump did not do everything right, Turley said, referring to the conversation between Trump and Selenskyj in late July. "His phone call was far from perfect," he admitted. But the conditions for impeachment are not met.

Turley said, "I'm not a supporter of President Trump. I voted against him. "But here is not the personal consideration of the President, but only the legal situation. He complained that in the controversy over a possible impeachment both sides tried to demonize each other.

Trump's spokeswoman, Stephanie Grisham, described the session on Twitter as a "sham hearing". Three of the four experts are biased towards Trump. The President would be denied basic rights in the procedure. Actually, the US presumed innocence, but not for Trump in a democrat-controlled House of Representatives, she criticized.

The President denies the allegations against him and calls the investigation a "witch hunt". He asserts that he did nothing wrong and that the phone call with Selenskyj was "perfect".

The Judiciary Committee in the House of Representatives has the task of drafting any charges before the plenum of the Chamber, which is dominated by the Democrats, can vote on a possible Impeachment. If a majority votes in a vote, which is considered likely, then it would come in the Republican-controlled Senate to a kind of trial against Trump. Given the majorities there, it is unlikely that Trump could ultimately be convicted and removed from office.

More: As difficult as the Trump witnesses impeachment proceedings, his party is loyal to him – even if it harms democracy, comments Handelsblatt correspondent Jens Münchrath.

Donald Trump


Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Latest news

I am the Constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin once again shocked Russia and the rest of the world after announcing profound changes in...

First Berlin, now London: celebrity birthday from January 19, 2020: Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker were considered "dream teams" despite the sometimes turbulent collaboration. When Rattle returned to...

Winfrey describes her decision to withdraw from Simmon’s film

NEW YORK (AP) - Oprah Winfrey said Friday that Russell Simmons tried to put pressure on her because she...

Has a change in mood lowered Unum Therapeutics (NASDAQ: UMRX) stock price by a painful 77%?

<p class = "canvas-atom canvas-text Mb (1,0em) Mb (0) - sm Mt (0,8em) - sm" type = "text" content...

Johnson, No. 11 Louisville earned victory at No. 3 Duke 79-73

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) - Louisville's great leadership was practically gone when the cardinals were narrowly ahead of 11th while...

The King travels to Jerusalem and Auschwitz on the 75th anniversary of the end of the Holocaust

The King will travel in the next few days to Jerusalem and Auschwitz, where he will represent Spain in...

Must read

I am the Constitution

Russian President Vladimir Putin once again shocked Russia and...

First Berlin, now London: celebrity birthday from January 19, 2020: Simon Rattle

Simon Rattle and the Berliner Philharmoniker were considered "dream...

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you