(TargetLiberty.org) – Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) appeared on “Fox News Sunday” yesterday and made it clear that all efforts to dismiss the articles of impeachment are over.
Graham, who called the impeachment a “partisan railroad job,” has been very vocal about wanting the trial to be dismissed early on, but admitted that “we don’t have the votes for that.”
Criminal defense attorney Alan Dershowitz, who is part of Trump’s legal team, echoed the same sentiment on CNN’s “State of the Union.” During his appearance, Dershowitz said his plan is to prove that, even if all the accusations against President Trump are true, they aren’t “an impeachable offense.”
Dershowitz’s argument comes from a ruling made in 1868 during the impeachment trial of President Andrew Johnson. The ruling, made by Supreme Court Justice Benjamin Curtis, states that impeachable offenses should only include conduct that’s against the law. Dershowitz feels that none of the charges against Trump fall into that category.
This is a developing story and we’ll continue to keep you updated as the impeachment trial starts this week.
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