On the latest episode of “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Fox News Channel, law professor Alan Dershowitz completely destroyed the Democrats’ impeachment case against President Donald Trump. “They’re searching for a crime… There is no case for bribery,” Dershowitz told Levin.
Host Mark Levin asked Dershowitz about the meaning of “bribery.” It has, he said, specific meaning. “It doesn’t mean everything. It just doesn’t necessarily mean this. What does it mean?”
Well, Dershowitz explained, “There are four criteria… We know it when we see it.” For example, “when you pay a government official corruptly to perform an illegal act or an act that is motivated by money. But it can’t operate when you’re the president of the United States and you’re conditioning or withholding money in order to make sure that a country isn’t corrupt, and you’re asking them to investigate. That just doesn’t fit any definition of bribery — common law definition of bribery, statutory definition of bribery. However you define the constitutional word bribery, it just doesn’t fit.”
So, what are Democrats doing, then? “What they’re trying to do is what the KGB under Lavrentiy Beria said to Stalin the dictator — I’m not comparing our country to the Soviet Union, I just want to make sure it never becomes anything like that. Beria said to Stalin: ‘Show me the man and I’ll find you the crime.’ And that’s what some of the Democrats are doing. They have Trump in their sights. They want to figure out ways of impeaching him, and they’re searching for a crime.”
“First they came up with abuse of power,” Dershowitz went on to say, “[which] is not a crime, it’s not in the Constitution. So now they’re saying bribery but they’re making it up. There’s no case for bribery, based on… even if all the allegations against the president were to be proved, which they haven’t been, but even if they were to be proved, it would not constitute the impeachable offense of bribery.”
Dershowitz also wondered why Democrats were allowed to get three expert-witnesses, and Republicans only one. Prof. Jonathan Turley did a fantastic job, he said, but this discrepancy alone is reason for concern. “You know, Alexander Hamilton wrote in Federalist Paper number 65, the greatest danger would be if impeachment turned on the number of people each party had.* If impeachment turns on the fact that the Democrats now have a majority in the House but not in the Senate, that would be a complete abuse of what the framers had in mind.”
It goes without saying that Democrats couldn’t care less what the framers had in mind. They hate the framers. They despise them. They were “slaveholders!” “Racists!” “White men!” The only reason their so-called expert witnesses referred to the framers every now and then during their testimony was to give their coup against President Trump some legal backing.
“Alexander Hamilton is misquoted all the time. He used the word ‘political,’ but he didn’t say the process should be political; he said the crimes — treason, bribery, high crimes and misdemeanors — are political in nature. But the process should be non-partisan. Nobody should be impeached and removed unless there is an overwhelming bipartisan consensus,” Dershowitz explained. “I’m not making that up. I’m quoting Congressman Nadler when Bill Clinton was being impeached.”
Dershowitz is right. Democrats are making it up, and they are copying Soviet tactics to get rid of President Trump. It’s truly a shocking sight to behold — and that’s precisely why it’s so important for all conservatives to stand by the president against this Democrat coup.
*Federalist Paper No. 65 can be read here. The literal quote is: “… there will always be the greatest danger that the decision will be regulated more by the comparative strength of parties, than by the real demonstrations of innocence or guilt.”