Saying that Alan Dershowitz unloaded both barrels of the Constitution on the Democrats’ impeachment managers is understatement. They deserved it. The highlight of Professor Dershowitz’s speech came when he said “I’m sorry, House managers, you just picked the wrong criteria. You picked the most dangerous possible criteria to serve as a precedent for how we supervise and oversee future presidents.”

Perhaps the most controversial part of Professor Dershowitz’s presentation was when he said that “Nothing in the Bolton revelations, even if true, would rise to the level of an abuse of power, or an impeachable offense. That is clear from the history. That is clear from the language of the Constitution. You cannot turn conduct that is not impeachable into impeachable conduct simply by using terms like ‘quid pro quo’ and ‘personal benefit.'”


Then there’s this:


My question is this: since I watched every minute of Professor Dershowitz’s presentation, does that count towards certifying me as a credentialed legal bloviator? I know that doesn’t make me a lawyer but I’d appreciate getting a certificate from Professor Dershowitz saying that I’m now qualified to talk about the Constitution and impeachment.

Seriously, the Trump legal team did a great job in putting out the ‘Bolton Bombshell.’ Attorney after attorney dismantled the key components of the Democrats’ case for impeachment. Michael Purpura addressed, for the second time, the justification for not complying with the initial set of compulsory subpoenas, highlighting that the House hadn’t voted to authorize a committee to initiate an impeachment inquiry.

The House didn’t vote on an impeachment resolution until Halloween. The compulsory subpoenas were sent out in early October. Speaker Pelosi held a press conference on Sept. 24, announcing that the House had started an impeachment inquiry. Nixon Judiciary Committee Chairman on impeachment, Peter Rodino, stated that his House Judiciary Committee didn’t have the authority to start the impeachment inquiry until there was a vote of the whole House authorizing that inquiry.

This situation requires a Peter Rodino or a Henry Hyde. Jerry Nadler and Adam Schiff are partisan Democrat hacks. Rodino and Hyde were gentlemen, statesmen and patriots who felt comfortable working in a bipartisan situations.

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