‘Could be bribery’: Election law expert says Trump’s impeachment scheme could be a felony
Composite image of President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY). Photos by Gage Skidmore.

President Donald Trump latest defense against impeachment has been to shower Republican senators with campaign cash.


Rick Hansen, a law professor at UC Irvine and expert in campaign finance law, said the transaction could be charged as bribery.

”Offering a thing of value (campaign money) in exchange for an official act (a Senator voting for or against impeachment) could be bribery,” Hansen noted.

Bribery is a felony offense.