The case against impeaching Trump

Alan M. Dershowitz

Book - 2018

The author seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution.

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Published
New York, NY : Hot Books, an imprint of Skyhorse Publishing, Inc [2018]
Language
English
Physical Description
x, 150 pages ; 24 cm
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 147-150).
ISBN
9781510742284
151074228X
Main Author
Alan M. Dershowitz (author)
  • Introduction: The constitutional case against impeaching Trump
  • Opening statements: The age of hyper-partisan politics. The partisan show is on the other foot ; When politics is criminalized ; When criminal law is weaponized for political gain ; I haven't changed; they have
  • Trump: Accusations and realities. A partisan rush to prosecute Trump ; Why Donald Trump can't be charged with obstruction ; "Corrupt motive" is not a proper criterion for prosecuting a president ; The ruling shows I'm right on Trump and corruption ; No one is above the law ; Does Donald Trump have congressional immunity? ; Rod Rosenstein should not be fired, but should he be recused? ; On criminality and presidential advice
  • Mueller and the need for a nonpartisan commission. Why did Mueller impanel a second grand jury in DC? ; Flynn plea reveals weakness, not strength, of Mueller probe ; Trump doesn't need to fire Mueller
  • here's why ; Desire to "get Trump" risks death of civil liberties ; Does the President have the right to expect loyalty from his Attorney General? ; The Nunes FISA memo deserves more investigation. Time for a nonpartisan commission ; Trump is right: the Special Counsel should never have been appointed
  • Accountability, civil liberties, and Michale Cohen. The President has a special obligation to condemn the racist right ; Enough with the anti-Trump McCarthyism! ; Targeting Trump's lawyer should worry us all ; For ACLU, getting Trump trumps civil liberties ; The final nail in the ACLU's coffin ; "Firewalls" and "taint teams" do not protect Fourth and Sixth Amendment rights
  • we need a new law to protect lawyer-client communications ; The sword of Damocles ; The epic struggle for Michael Cohen's soul and testimony ; Federal Judge rightly rebukes Mueller for questionable tactics
  • Trump's legal defense and moving forward. Trump's better off litigating than testifying ; The Trump defense ; You won't have any doubt at the end of this ; Can Trump pardon himself? The answer is: no one actually knows ; Trump will not pardon himself or testify in sex cases ; People confuse my advocacy ; Tweeting with POTUS
  • Conclusion.
Review by Publisher Summary 1

The New York Times bestseller!"A brilliant lawyer...A new and very important book. I would encourage all people...to read!"—President Donald J. Trump“Absolutely amazing…. If you care about justice...you’re going to want to read this book.”—Sean Hannity“Maybe the question isn’t what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it’s what happened to everyone else.”—PoliticoAlan Dershowitz has been called “one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America” by Politico and “the nation’s most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights” by Newsweek. Yet he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law.The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author’s own words:“In the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a quarter centuries. In this case against impeachment, I make arguments similar to those I made against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (and that I would be making had Hillary Clinton been elected and Republicans were seeking to impeach her). Impeachment and removal of a president are not entirely political decisions by Congress. Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution sets out specific substantive criteria that MUST be met.I am thrilled to contribute to this important debate and especially that my book will be so quickly available to readers so they can make up their own minds.”

Review by Publisher Summary 2

The New York Times bestseller!"A brilliant lawyer...A new and very important book. I would encourage all people...to read!"'President Donald J. Trump"Absolutely amazing'. If you care about justice...you're going to want to read this book.''sean Hannity'maybe the question isn't what happened to Alan Dershowitz. Maybe it's what happened to everyone else.''PoliticoAlan Dershowitz has been called 'one of the most prominent and consistent defenders of civil liberties in America' by Politico and 'the nation's most peripatetic civil liberties lawyer and one of its most distinguished defenders of individual rights' by Newsweek. Yet he has come under partisan fire for applying those same principles to Donald Trump during the course of his many appearances in national media outlets as an expert resource on civil and constitutional law.The Case Against Impeaching Trump seeks to reorient the debate over impeachment to the same standard that Dershowitz has continued to uphold for decades: the law of the United States of America, as established by the Constitution. In the author's own words:"In the fervor to impeach President Trump, his political enemies have ignored the text of the Constitution. As a civil libertarian who voted against Trump, I remind those who would impeach him not to run roughshod over a document that has protected us all for two and a quarter centuries. In this case against impeachment, I make arguments similar to those I made against the impeachment of President Bill Clinton (and that I would be making had Hillary Clinton been elected and Republicans were seeking to impeach her). Impeachment and removal of a president are not entirely political decisions by Congress. Every member takes an oath to uphold the Constitution of the United States, and the Constitution sets out specific substantive criteria that MUST be met.I am thrilled to contribute to this important debate and especially that my book will be so quickly available to readers so they can make up their own minds.'