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‘Irresponsible and ludicrous’: Scholar cited by Dershowitz obliterates his argument in favor of Trump’s acquittal

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Harvard Law School professor Nikolas Bowie has frequently been cited by Trump attorney and fellow Harvard professor Alan Dershowitz in his arguments at the president’s Senate impeachment trial.

However, CNN on Thursday invited Bowie on the air to ask what he made of Dershowitz’s arguments in favor of acquitting the president — and he quickly labeled them “irresponsible and ludicrous.”

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First, Bowie knocked down Dershowitz’s argument that the president cannot be impeached for “abuse of power” because it does not constitute a crime.

“Abuse of power is a crime,” he said. “There are people around the country that have been convicted of it recently. It’s a crime that’s existed since the country was founded and it’s a criminal offense.”

Bowie then dismantled Dershowitz’s case that the president cannot be impeached for engaging in a quid-pro-quo agreement aimed at helping his reelection because the president believes that his reelection is in the nation’s best interest.

“Think of what that would mean,” he said. “That would mean that if the president were to order the military to start rounding up black people because he’s afraid of losing the next election, and so long as the president is motivated by the ‘national interest,’ as long as the president is motivated to get reelected then that’s fine? That can’t be right… that is such an irresponsible and ludicrous argument.”

Watch the video below.

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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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