Alan Dershowitz, a Harvard Law professor and longtime friend to Donald Trump, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper on Tuesday night that special counsel Robert Mueller appears to be gearing up for a new legal maneuver that could ultimately lead to impeachment.
“I think where we’re going is to a subpoena,” Dershowitz said in response to a new Washington Post report that revealed Mueller has already floated the idea of subpoenaing Trump to his lawyers. He went on to say the president and his lawyers “should have no interest” in answering the special counsel’s “broad” line of questioning as evidenced by a leaked list of more than four dozen questions Mueller has for Trump on a wide range of topics that was published last night.
After arguing with CNN’s chief legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin about whether or not Trump will plead the fifth, Dershowitz floated a novel concept: that Mueller will give the president immunity in exchange for information on Russian collusion because “immunity doesn’t apply in impeachment proceedings.”
“He is at not risk of being indicted or prosecuted,” the Harvard Law professor said. “He’s at risk of being impeached.”
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CNN panel pounds Rick Santorum for claiming Democrats went ‘too far’ in calling Trump an existential threat
On Monday's edition of CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-PA) tried to argue Democrats were overreaching in the impeachment hearings — only to be smacked down by his co-panelists.
"The thing that bothered me from the hearing was this whole thing that the president is an existential threat to the republic," said Santorum. "You know, I've always said this about my friends on the left. They always go one step too far that just — that makes people sort of scratch their head and say, well, I may not like what he did, but to call this an existential threat to the republic is just a little bit too far ... I understand why they're doing it. They're trying to stoke it up. I get why they're doing it. I just don't think it's very effective. It's too much."
Ivanka revelations about Christopher Steele don’t matter to Trump because it doesn’t fit his lie: FBI lawyer Jim Baker
In an interview with CNN Monday, former FBI general counsel Jim Baker said that it doesn't fit in President Donald Trump's narrative that Ivanka knew and met with Christopher Steele at Trump Tower years ago, so he simply ignored it.
It was revealed Monday that Steele was favorably disposed to Trump and his family due to his relationship with Ivanka. But the facts didn't follow the story that Trump had crafted to attack the notorious dossier. The FBI's inspector general report found that Steele was not biased against Trump when he began working on an opposition research document based on his contacts in Russia, where he served as MI6’s top intelligence officer.
‘Rudolph Giuliani is a walking argument for this impeachment’: Constitutional law professor
A constitutional law professor available on CNN in the wake of Monday's House Judiciary Committee hearings explained that the biggest argument for impeachment is former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani.
In a panel discussion, Brown University Professor Corey Lang Brettschneider explained that the president's lawyer would ultimately sink him.
"Look, Rudoph Giuliani is a walking argument for this impeachment," he said. "If you don't stop the president now, you don't bring these articles of impeachment about obstruction of justice, abuse of power; he will keep doing it. And Giuliani is showing that. He continues to go to the Ukraine and continues to lie about these fake conspiracy theories, and it's sort of walking argument for what happens when you leave power unchecked."