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Dershowitz admits he’s ‘not an expert on the underlying facts’ of Trump’s impeachment with trial just days away

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On CNN Saturday, former Harvard Law professor and attorney Alan Dershowitz, who will be speaking in President Donald Trump’s defense at the Senate impeachment trial, admitted to host Michael Smerconish that he was “not an expert” in the underlying facts of President Donald Trump’s impeachment — but opposes it anyway.

“It seems to me you are casting your role as more expert witness than advocate,” said Smerconish. “Let me ask you this. are you uncomfortable arguing the underlying facts of this case?”

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“I’m just not an expert on the underlying facts,” said Dershowitz. “I’d be perfectly comfortable arguing any aspect of this. I have argued some of them in my writings. I’m an advocate, not a witness. I’m advocating against impeachment. I think it would create a terrible, terrible precedent for future presidents if we were to weaponize the impeachment provisions of the constitution and apply them to any president who was accused of abusing his power. That would have included Adams, Jefferson, Lincoln, Roosevelt, you name it. Virtually half of our presidents have been accused of abusing their power. As to obstruction of Congress, it’s an invented concept.”

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‘This is mind control’: Ex-CIA agent nails Trump’s new loyalty oath for government staffers

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The White House and Republicans were supposed to be putting together a plan to protect Americans against Russia hacking yet another election, former CIA officer Phil Mudd pointed out on CNN Monday. Instead, they've failed Americans, opting instead for their own crusade to protect the president from anyone who disagrees with him.

"In a typical president, the National Security Council would say to the president, 'here are the options,' but they won't do that," said Mudd.

Retired Rear Adm. John Kirby agreed, saying that in wake of the president's acquittal from the Republican Senate, he feels empowered to do whatever he wants.

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Trump leveled by Dem lawmaker for purging ‘disloyal’ officials so he can surround himself with a ‘team of sycophants’

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Appearing on CNN's 'New Day," with host Alisyn Camerota, Rep. Mike Quigley (D-IL) hammered President Donald Trump for ordering the purge of government employees and appointees deemed disloyal to his administration -- saying the president wants to surround himself with a collection of yes men and women.

Reacting to a report from Axios that Ginni Thomas, the wife of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, has compiled a list of Trump-supporting fringe characters like former Sheriff David Clarke and Fox News personality Dan Bongino for high-profile administration positions, the Democrat expressed his disgust.

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Trump’s new Federal Reserve appointee called the US a ‘behemoth’ that couldn’t be trusted to oversee the US dollar

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President Donald Trump hasn't had much luck with appointing people to the United States Federal Reserve.

In 2019, Trump tried to appoint Herman Cain and Stephen Moore to the high financial office. Both ultimately were forced to drop out of the running after being completely humiliated on the national stage. Now, according to CNN, Trump is trying again, though his recent appointee, Judy Shelton, doesn't look to be working out either.

"Our government is promising so much to so many and at the same time we let the government control the value of our money and all of that would really go against the grain with our Founders -- who did not see it as the government's task to supply everything to everybody," said Trump's appointee Shelton.

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