By Tank Murdoch
(TNS) Harvard Law Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz, who announced Friday he would be joining President Donald Trump’s impeachment defense team, said he’s not accepting any monetary payment for his services to the commander-in-chief.
Like the president he’ll be defending, he’s doing the job pro bono (Trump has donated every dime he’s been paid as president to a ‘needy’ government agency to use as they see fit).
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He also said that he’s not going to be a “regular member” of the legal team that discusses strategy and so forth, but rather will likely serve best as a voice of experience.
In addition, Dershowitz reminded viewers that he’s only interested in protecting the constitutional integrity of our governing system — something the Garbage Party hasn’t paid much attention to in their haste to impeach the president without allowing Republicans to call their own witnesses, allowing the president to defend himself, or referencing a single law he’s broken in the two articles returned.
AttorneyÂ Alan DershowitzÂ said Friday night that he will not be pocketing any money for his work onÂ
During an appearance on “Anderson Cooper 360,” the attorney said that the details of his payment arrangement havenâ€™t â€œbeen discussedâ€ yet, but added: â€œIf I were to be paid, all the money would go to charity.â€
â€œI will not take a single penny of payment that I would keep based on what Iâ€™m doing,â€ he said. â€œIâ€™m doing this because I strongly believe in the Constitution. I strongly oppose the impeachment. I worry about the weaponization of impeachment and it could be used in other cases.â€Â
â€œBut Iâ€™m not part of the regular team that will be making strategic decisions and participating in questions about whether there should be witnesses or not,â€ Dershowitz, a Harvard law professor who also opposed former President Clintonâ€™s impeachment, also clarified. â€œThatâ€™s going to be left to others.â€
Dershowitz, who has filed opinion columns to The Hill as a contributor, also said he thinks Trumpâ€™s impeachment â€œwould be unconstitutionalâ€ and warned of the â€œterrible precedentâ€ he believes the move could set in the nationâ€™s history during his television appearance.
â€œI join James Madison, who is very concerned that using open-ended phrases could create a way in which Congress should have too much power over the president,â€ he said. â€œI join Alexander Hamilton, who said the greatest danger is when impeachment turns on the number of votes each party can get.â€
â€œSo, Iâ€™m there to try to defend the integrity of the constitution â€“ that benefits President Trump in this case,â€ he said.
When Dershowitz — who voted for Obama twice, Hillary Clinton once, and openly opposes many of President Trump’s policies — says he cares about the Constitution and quotes the framers, he sounds much more convincing than when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) is stammering through patriotic quotes when attempting to justify her party’s impeachment vote.
So he brings a lot of credibility to the president’s defense — a defense he’s been making now for weeks as Democrats fulfill a campaign pledge to their far Left voter base to “impeach the motherf**ker.”
Dershowitz’s involvement in the impeachment provides a great contrast between old-school liberalism and today’s Democrat Party, though: He seeks to preserve our system, while the party of Ocasio-Cortez, Tlaib, Omar, and now Pelosi seek to destroy it.
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