Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz revealed that House Republicans have enough evidence to begin an impeachment inquiry into President Joe Biden for bribery.
— Cynthia Farr Kinkel 💻📷👀 🇺🇸 (@CFKTidewriter) June 12, 2023
Dershowitz, who represented President Donald Trump during his second impeachment trial, made the revelation during an appearance on Breitbart News Sunday. During the show, Host Joel Pollak asked Dershowitz if the GOP-led House have enough evidence to investigate Biden for bribery.
“There is enough to investigate,’ Dershowitz said. “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.”
Dershowitz noted that Democrats went “very, very far” with Trump’s impeachment investigation.
“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,” Dershowitz added. “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.”
Dershowitz also noted that Trump’s indictment, while serious, failed to meet the DOJ’s precedent set with the Hillary Clinton case. The DOJ declined to indict Clinton despite evidence that she destroyed classified information. At the time, Clinton was the Democrat’s flagbearer for the 2016 presidential election.
In a Wall Street Journal op-ed published Sunday, Dershowitz argued that the DOJ’s case against Trump is not nearly as strong as the one that led to President Richard Nixon’s resignation in 1974.
— Judy Guy (@guy76030) June 12, 2023
“Nixon was almost certainly guilty of destroying evidence, bribing witnesses and other acts of obstruction,” Dershowitz wrote. “Many of the charges, in this case, are matters of degree. Nor have prosecutors any evidence that Mr. Trump’s actions damaged national security more than those of Mr. Biden, Mr. Pence and Mrs. Clinton did.”
Dershowitz, who voted against Trump twice, added that Special Counsel Jack Smith would need to build a compelling case like the one that united the country against Nixon.