Anyone who has perused a federal indictment will find without exception that the “particular criminal statute alleged to be violated is always named, with a citation to the numbered provision of the U.S. Code.”
The Manhattan Contrarian, by his own admission, has spent “some time” looking through the federal criminal code (Title 18) to find “a plausible attempt to specify what criminal statute is alleged to have been violated.” Guess what? “No success,” admits Francis Menton.
Among those who have come to the same conclusion that I have is Alan Dershowitz. From an interview with Stuart Varney on November 11:
Take the worst, worst, worst-case scenario — the president abused his foreign policy power to gain political advantage. How many presidents have done that over time? It’s not among the listed impeachable offenses. It’s not a crime. . . . It’s not any kind of a crime. It may be a political sin — that’s a good reason for deciding who to vote for — but it’s not a good reason for removing a duly-elected president.
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