Congress ‘Put Itself Above the Law’ in Trump Impeachment: Dershowitz

Harvard Law School professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz said Saturday that congressional lawmakers are violating the U.S. Constitution in what he described as a “show trial” against former President Donald Trump.The House impeachment brief (pdf) alleges that Trump incited a mob to breach the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6 while lawmakers were convened in a joint session to consider certification of electoral college votes.Trump’s legal team denies the allegation and argues in a memo (https://judiciary.house.gov/uploadedfiles/house_trial_brief_final.pdf) that the trial is unconstitutional because Trump is no longer president. The team also argues that Trump exercised his First Amendment rights in calling into question the results of the election.Dershowitz argued that an effective legal defense is based on challenging the constitutionality of the allegations against Trump

.“The best arguments he can make, and he will make, are the constitutional ones, namely the Senate had no jurisdiction over a former president and the speech was covered by the First Amendment,”

Dershowitz told Newsmax in an interview.“Congress has put itself above the law,” Dershowitz added. “They say the president is not above the law; they’re right, but Congress is not above the law, and the law makes specific provisions for when a president can be impeached and you can’t impeach a president in violation of the First Amendment.”Meanwhile, Trump’s account on the social media website Gab was active this week, in what appeared to be his first post since leaving the White House last month.The account posted a copy of the letter Trump’s lawyers wrote to Rep. Jamie Raskin (D-Md.), the House of Representatives’ lead impeachment manager.In the letter, they rejected his attempt to get Trump to testify in the upcoming impeachment trial.

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Priests for Life National Director Says Pro-Life Gains Can’t Be Undone by Policy

In 1994, a young woman went to get an abortion, but when she looked out the window of the facility, she saw a priest. She decided to go outside to talk to the praying man.“And she changed her mind. I ended up helping her baptize her baby, and now, all these years later she’s still in touch with me, and that baby that we saved that day ended up having a baby of her own,” said Frank Pavone, national director of Priests for Life.People in the pro-life movement tend to have stories like this—but they know most of the lives they’ve saved they’ll never meet.When Pavone first heard about the March for Life in Washington, D.C., he was still in high school. He attended the third annual event in 1976, before he knew anyone who had an abortion or what abortion was all about. But as he got involved over the years, and after he became a priest, he felt a “call within a call,” and got permission from the Church to dedicate himself to pro-life advocacy.After all, the founder of the abortion industry, Bernard Nathanson, who later became pro-life himself, had said that if all the clergy across the nation had stood up against abortion, the effort to normalize abortion never would have taken hold. Instead, the pro-life movement was framed as negative or shaming, or a little weird, and that image took hold in the mainstream.But over the years, people have come to see it for what it really is, Pavone said

.“We are looking to help the people who are pregnant and afraid; they are in so much desolation and despair they want to go have their children aborted … it’s a terrible thing that they just feel they have no choice,”

Pavone said.

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Trump Lawyers to Use Videos of Democrats Inciting Violence During Impeachment Defense YES!!!

Former President Donald Trump’s lead impeachment defense attorney Bruce Castor said he will use video clips of top Democrats inciting violence during the coming impeachment trial.Castor said the defense team will adhere to the strategy outlined in the brief they submitted to the Senate on Tuesday.The Trump defense team argued in the brief that the Constitution “requires that a person actually hold office to be impeached” and that Trump was exercising his First Amendment right of free speech to question the results of the November election.The impeachment against Trump goes against the Constitution because Trump doesn’t hold any office after he left the White House on Jan. 20, the lawyers argued.

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good. about time they got called out.