'Dems have unearthed enough evidence for 4 articles of impeachment against Trump': Fox News legal analyst

During an interview with Reason's Nick Gillespie, Fox News legal analyst Andrew Napolitano said there is “overwhelming” evidence of impeachable offenses committed by President Trump.


“The Democrats on the House Intelligence Committee have unearthed enough evidence, in my opinion, to justify about three or four articles of impeachment against the president,” Napolitano said. “We have to start this conversation by underscoring the fact that impeachment is not legal, it is political. Its only Constitutional base is treason, bribery, or other hard crimes and misdemeanors.”

“Here’s what I think the Democrats will want, Nick. Here’s what I think they will advance,” he added. “One is bribery. The allegation is the technical definition of bribery is the failure to perform an official duty until a thing of value comes your way, and they will argue that the president’s failure to disperse funds that the Congress ordered be dispersed until the recipient of the funds agreed to investigate a potential political opponent is an act of bribery. That is enough, in my opinion, to make it over the threshold of impeachable offenses. I don’t think it’s enough to convict of bribery, but it’s enough to allege it for the purpose of impeachment.”

According to Napolitano, the second charge will be "high crimes and misdemeanors" and "election law violation," the third will be "obstruction of justice," the fourth will be "interference with the witness," with the fifth possibly being "lying under oath."

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