White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren complained on Monday that she ” truly could not follow” Harvard Law School Professor Emeritus Alan Dershowitz’s argument against the impeachment of President Trump.
“His characterization of the law simply is unsupported,” Warren falsely claimed. “He is a criminal law professor who stood in the well of the Senate and talked about how law never inquires into intent and that we should not be using the president’s intent as part of understanding impeachment. Criminal law is all about intent. Mens rea is the heart of criminal law. That’s the very basis of it. So it makes his whole presentation just nonsensical. I truly could not follow it,” she added.
Dershowitz argued that impeachment required “criminal-like conduct akin to treason and bribery.”
“This is the key point in this impeachment case… purely non-criminal conduct including ‘abuse of power’ and ‘obstruction of Congress’ [the articles of impeachment against Trump] are outside the range of impeachable offenses,” he said.