Just when you thought you had already heard the craziest rantings of Alan Dershowitz, he surprises you with this bombshell: he believes the Supreme Court could overturn an impeachment of Donald Trump. While discussing some of the details of his new book “The Case Against Impeaching Trump,” Dershowitz made the outrageous claim to the Washington Examiner that even if Special Counsel Robert Mueller can demonstrably prove that Trump colluded with Russia and he’s impeached and convicted for it, he could possibly stay in power. Dershowitz declares it would not be outside of the jurisdiction and ability of the Supreme Court to overturn not only an impeachment by the House of Representatives but even a vote by the Senate to remove him from office.
“It’s not a crime to collude with a foreign government. Maybe it should be, but it’s not,” Dershowitz explains. As Palmer Report has emphasized repeatedly, the act of simple collusion is indeed not a crime (or even a legal term), but Mueller is investigating a conspiracy between the Trump campaign and Russian President Vladamir Putin. Even if this conspiracy is made evident by Mueller, Dershowitz portends this constitutes a “political sin” but states this does not meet the Constitution’s description of “treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Further stoking the fears of most sane Americans, Dershowitz states that even once Donald Trump is impeached and technically removed from office, if Trump refused to give up power, the Supreme Court could vote to keep Trump in office. While this is an extremely terrifying claim to process, no other prominent legal scholars have made similar assertions.
These simply seem to be the ramblings of a very desperate man trying to sell books while continuing to publicly defend the indefensible Trump. As Palmer Report recently reported, Dershowitz is deep in the center of Mueller’s investigation, so anything that he says should be viewed appropriately. If Dershowitz was upset when he lost a few friends on Martha’s Vineyard, he’ll be devastated when Mueller closes in on everyone in Trump’s circle and the Supreme Court cannot save them.
I’m a ceramic engineer living in Central New York, avid sports fan but find myself more interested in politics lately.