The reason is Trump's recent tweet calling for postponement of the election.
No, the Supreme Court's "Bridgegate" Decision Doesn't Vindicate Trump on Impeachment [Updated with Comment on Josh Blackman's Clarification of his Position]
An abuse of power that doesn't violate federal fraud statutes can still be an impeachable offense - and still violate other criminal law.
The argument requires several controversial assumptions and leaps of logic.
After Watergate, Democrats rolled back executive power. Under Trump, they just want to be the ones who get to wield it.
"These people are vicious," Trump said.
While some senators seemed to endorse that misbegotten claim, others explicitly rejected it.
It won't change the result of Trump's impeachment trial. It matters anyway.
The Senate majority leader announced he will acquit President Trump.
Schiff, in a broad final plea, seemed to zero in on moderate Republicans who might toe the party line.
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Starr urges senators to follow King's example and uphold "freedom and justice."
It is the crowning achievement of Professor Dershowitz' long career. Not in a good way.
The pro-impeachment libertarian independent has more cash on hand than any of his competitors.
While Trump will almost certainly be acquitted within the next few days, impeachment might still damage him politically. And the long-term impact of this process will likely take a long time to unfold.
Impeachment managers in Trump's Senate trial have overplayed their hand by claiming that Ukrainians perished because he blocked aid from the country.
Trump's lawyer did not say a president "can do anything" to get re-elected, but he did say that goal cannot count as a corrupt motive.
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Dershowitz Defends Trump's Quid Pro Quo Logic: 'If I'm Not Elected the National Interest Will Suffer Greatly'
"If a president does something which he believes will help him get elected in the public interest, that cannot be the kind of quid pro quo that results in an impeachment."
The attempted muzzling of the former national security advisor is dubious.
Republicans are setting a dangerous precedent they may come to regret the next time a Democrat occupies the White House.
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"You must do what the Constitution compels you to do: reject these articles of impeachment, for the Constitution and for the American people," said White House counsel Pat Cipollone.
"Purely non-criminal conduct, including 'abuse of power' and 'obstruction of justice,' are outside the range of impeachable offenses," Dershowitz said.
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Ken Starr, Who Led Clinton's Partisan Impeachment, Says Impeachment Should Be 'Powerfully Bipartisan'
He also likens impeachment to "domestic war."
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John Bolton's account of the Trump-ordered freeze on military aid to Ukraine highlights a contradiction at the heart of the president's defense.
He says "criminal-like behavior akin to treason or bribery" is enough, even if it's not "a technical crime with all the elements."
The Fox News legal analyst is driven by principle, not power. That's a rare commodity in today's environment.
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Corruption Allegations Against Biden Are 'Completely Groundless,' Says Democratic Impeachment Manager
Rep. Sylvia Garcia threw cold water on accusations that former Vice President Joe Biden acted improperly in Ukraine.
As Rep. Justin Amash notes, the second article of impeachment charges the president with obstructing Congress by refusing to provide documents and testimony.
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A 'Danger to Liberty': Adam Schiff Invokes Alexander Hamilton as Democrats Take the Impeachment Stage
"President Trump corruptly abused the powers of the Presidency to solicit foreign interference in the upcoming presidential election for his personal political benefit," said Schiff.
Senators who take their constitutional responsibilities seriously would seek more evidence about Trump's motive for the aid freeze.