Dershowitz says Pelosi’s dead wrong about forever impeachment; why an acquittal erases it completely

Former Harvard Law Professor Alan Dershowitz delivered another blow to Democrats already in tears over the impeachment trial of President Donald Trump.

The constitutional law attorney, who spoke as part of the president’s defense team in the Senate trial, explained Friday what Trump’s eventual, predicted acquittal will mean and Democrats will not be happy.


(Source: Fox News)

Dershowitz punched a hole in the Democrats’ narrative during an appearance on Fox News Friday, telling host Sean Hannity that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has got it all wrong following her declaration that Trump will be impeached “forever” regardless of whether the Senate votes to acquit him or not.

Pelosi even vowed Trump would “not be acquitted” during a press briefing this week, offering a confusing take on the process.

“You cannot be acquitted if you don’t have a trial. You don’t have a trial if you don’t have witnesses and documentation and all of that,” she told a reporter ahead of the Senate’s vote that defeated an attempt by Democrats to issue subpoenas for more witnesses and testimony.

“Nancy Pelosi has now pulled a real sharp one,” Dershowitz said on “Hannity” Friday.

“She says even if he’s acquitted and vindicated, he’s still impeached. He’s going to have that label forever,” he said.

“That should not be how it is,” he added. “Why? He didn’t have a fair trial. He was indicted. And what happens if a person is acquitted after indictment? The indictment disappears.”

Hannity recalled how due process was denied to Trump although former President Bill Clinton did not have the same issue during his impeachment in the late 1990s.

“When you deny somebody due process saying, ‘Well we’re only indicting him,’  then you can’t come back and say, ‘But he’s still indicted!'” Dershowitz argued.

Former White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, also a guest on “Hannity” Friday, didn’t believe the impeachment process against Trump would negatively affect him at the polls in November.

“I think it’s not going to hurt the president. I think, in fact, it shows to the American people how much he’s had to put up with for the last three years,” Priebus said.

After the 51-49 vote against allowing witnesses to testify in Trump’s impeachment trial, Democrats began to spin the process as a “sham” and condemned Senate Republicans for ruining the country and disrespecting the Constitution. Liberal tears flowed in protests, on social media and biased media outlets with paid talking heads.

Plenty of Democrats joined Pelosi’s altered reality and also warned that GOP lawmakers would pay in November and Watergate journalist Carl Bernstein accused them of orchestrating a “cover-up.”

“You are impeached forever,” Pelosi told Bill Maher’s audience last month. “No matter what the Senate does, it can never be erased.”

Dershowitz, a lifelong Democrat who voted for Hillary Clinton in 2016, begged to differ on Friday.

“If he wins this,” he said of Trump, “I think nobody should regard him as having been impeached anymore than you would regard someone who’s indicted as still being indicted if he won a unanimous twelve-person jury.”

Frieda Powers

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