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Three Legal Experts Testify Trump Committed Impeachable Acts, One Dissents
by Countable's Trump Impeachment Coverage
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  • Helen
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    12/05/2019
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    Hearing from the legal scholars was interesting even though it was fairly clear that both sides were trying to get what they could to support their positions from those scholars. There was also more “speechifying “ than questioning. Even so, the weight of the testimony seemed to come down on the side that the actions committed by President Trump rise to the level of impeachable offenses. Of note is that the term bribery as used in the Constitution does not refer to the crime of bribery as we understand it today, because US law did not exist. The framers were focused on the Common Law form of bribery, more akin to British Common Law. Still and all, “a rose by any other name...”

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