Renowned Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz said on Thursday that Democrats are running an illegitimate impeachment process and that President Donald Trump should remain in office.
“I’m a liberal Democrat,” Dershowitz said on Mark Levin’s radio program Thursday. “And I’m on the side of Donald Trump on this issue.”
The impeachment investigation into President Trump, led by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, focuses on a July 25 phone call between Trump and the president of Ukraine.
The conversation of the phone call prompted an intelligence agency whistleblower to file a complaint alleging the call to have been part of a quid pro quo between the U.S. and Ukraine, with foreign aid being used as a bargaining chip.
“I voted for Hillary Clinton,” Dershowitz said. “Because I believe in the Constitution more than I believe in partisan politics.”
After watching five days of public impeachment hearings on the Ukraine scandal, Dershowitz said both Dems and Republicans have misused the power of impeachment over the year, but added that Dems have no case against Trump.
The Constitution dictates a high crime or misdemeanor must have taken place in order to remove a sitting president from office.
“There’s no crime there,” he said. “You can argue that maybe there is an abuse of the foreign policy, but there is no crime there.”
Dershowitz also lamented former federal prosecutors who appeared on cable television and are interpreting the impeachment proceedings in a politically convenient way”
“They’re just partisan political operatives or spokespeople who just make the law come out the way they want it to,” he said. “I’ve become very unpopular among my liberal friends because I’m telling it the way I’ve always told it.”