Harvard Law professor emeritus and noted civil libertarian, Alan Dershowitz, stated on Sunday that “of course” there’s enough evidence right now for Republicans in the House to officially launch an impeachment investigation into President Joe Biden over allegations of bribery. The allegations stem from an FBI document that contains details about Biden, who was serving as vice president at the time, taking cash from a foreign national in exchange for influence over policy.
Dershowitz made the comment during his appearance on Breitbart News’ SiriusXM Patriot 125 program where the famed lawyer chatted about the recent indictment of former President Donald Trump brought about by special counsel Jack Smith on charges of allegedly mishandling classified documents.
Joel Pollak, the host of the program, took an opportunity during the segment with Dershowitz to ask him about the timing of the indictment, which came about on the same day that the Federal Bureau of Investigation was compelled to hand over a document to Congress that seemingly implicates President Biden in an act of bribery.
The act in question was the exchange of a $5 million payment from a foreign national tied to a Ukrainian energy firm, which is wayward son, Hunter Biden, sat on the board for, in order to have a prosecutor investigating the company removed from his position.
If you remember correctly, it wasn’t long after the event is alleged to have transpired that Biden, during a public appearance, bragged about throwing his political clout around and getting said prosecutor fired.
“Could the Republican-led House investigate Joe Biden for bribery, which is one of the explicitly impeachable offenses in the Constitution, based on the evidence they’ve seen so far?” Pollak went on to ask Dershowitz.
“Of course,” Dershowitz said in response. “And there is enough to investigate. There’s a big gulf between ‘enough to investigate’ [and] enough to establish probable cause, enough to indict — we’re not even close to [the latter], but enough to investigate? Of course. I mean, the FBI statement by the so-called reliable informant, if they believe it to be true, gives them enough to investigate.”
“And of course the House, when it was controlled by Democrats, went very, very far in investigating Donald Trump, and as I said at the time, there’ll be tit-for-tat when the Republicans get control of the House, they’ll do the same thing,” he added during the interview. “I’d prefer to see mutual disarmament, but you can’t have unilateral disarmament. If one side weaponizes the impeachment and the criminal justice system, you can expect the other side will do as well.”
The legal expert then explained that the recent indictment against Trump, while obviously very serious in nature, still falls well short of what is known as the “Richard Nixon standard,” as well as the “Hillary Clinton standard,” both of which were set in place by the DOJ when it decided against opening investigations into the presidential candidate despite a mountain of evidence existing that pointed toward her having destroyed classified documents.
Dershowitz actually served as legal representation for the former president during his second impeachment trial, however, he voted against him twice.
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