Anything the president does to stay in power is in the national interest, says Dershowitz.

Alan Dershowitz, one of President Trump's impeachment lawyers, pushed an extraordinarily expansive view of executive power during his trial on Wednesday, arguing that any action taken by the president to help his own re-election is, by definition, in the public interest.

"If the president does something that he thinks will help him get elected, in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in impeachment," said Mr. Dershowitz, a celebrity lawyer and constitutional law professor.

The assertion amounted to an argument that even if all of Democrats' impeachment allegations are true — that Mr. Trump was, in fact, seeking election advantage when he demanded that Ukraine investigate his political opponents — it would still be appropriate.

New York Times, January 29, 2020


January 29, 2020

Voices4America Post Script. Yes, this really was Dershowitz’s argument. Call your Senators and demand #witnesses. (202) 224-3121.

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