Glenn Beck - Schumer: traditional values are 'over'




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GLENN: Anyway, so being a member of the hard right, let's look at those.

STU: Because this is ‑‑ I mean, if you are a member of the hard right.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And he said traditional values arguments are done along with a strong foreign policy, which is ‑‑

GLENN: Yeah. It's so ‑‑ I am so glad that that strong foreign policy thing is done.

STU: What's the opposite? I mean, we have to ‑‑ I guess if the strong foreign policy's dead ‑‑

GLENN: I know the answer.

STU: What is the opposite of that, Glenn?

GLENN: Transnationalism.

STU: Well, I was going to say weak foreign policy.

GLENN: No, it's transnationalism.

STU: I guess they are in the one and the same.

GLENN: I have such a clear understanding and we'll get into it later ‑‑ oh, yeah, we'll become Charlie Rose soon. But I understand. I get it. I get it. I really ‑‑ you know, I've been looking for a while. I think we all ask ourselves, why is this happening? How did we get here? How did this all happen? It so congealed in my head, it was actually, it was Friday morning at 5:00 or 4:00 a.m. and I was just finishing up working on a book that's coming out and I was just finishing it and it's 4:00, 4:30 and Joe was there, my chief researcher, and he was there and we were going back and forth and I said, Joe, I get it. It's not a Star Chamber, there's no conspiracy. I understand it. I really truly believe not all of the detail yet but I know exactly where it happened, where the country went off track. And I know how we look at left and right, why we do. I know why people make fun of libertarians, I know it all, I get it. I get it. I'm going to share it with you later. But it is the left in this country, they done want a strong foreign policy. They want transnationalism. They want the United Nations. The right wants a strong foreign policy. The libertarian says, hey, hey, guys, every time we get involved, it really kind of gets screwed up. You know what I mean? What do you say we just kind of hang back here for a while? Somebody attacks us, we bomb the bat snot out of them, you know? Somebody takes a hostage, you know, a pirate or something, we shoot them in the head. Congratulations, President Barack Obama. You would have gotten the blame had it gone poorly, you get the credit today for doing the right thing. Would have liked to not have it takes five days, but congratulations, you did the right thing.

So why is it we only discuss really aggressive foreign policy? "Boy, that strong foreign policy is dead. We're going to give it all to the United Nations. " Hang on just a second. I think there's a third choice here. I'm sorry, was I using traditional values?

STU: You were.

GLENN: That was crazy. Those things are over. Okay, so some of the traditional values, just go ahead and give them.

STU: Honesty.

GLENN: That's out.

STU: It's dead, he's right.

GLENN: That's dead.

STU: He's right on that. Reverence.

GLENN: Reverence, let's see. Reverence, reverence, reverence.

STU: Pretty much dead.

GLENN: Now let's look for a way we can be reverent on things. Nope, can. Okay, it's dead.

STU: Hope is definitely not dead.

GLENN: Nope, it's not dead.

STU: It's changing, it's hoping all the time, more change and more hope.

GLENN: Hope, hope, hope, hope. Hope.

STU: That's alive and well.

GLENN: And that one's a traditional American value. We're hoping.

STU: So Chuck is wrong there.

GLENN: Chuck is wrong on one.

STU: Thrift.

GLENN: Thrift, dead, dead. Hang on just a second. Let me get a hammer. We've just got to put some really big railroad spikes into this coffin called thrift

STU: Humility.

GLENN: Humility, dead

STU: Charity.

GLENN: Charity is quickly being killed.

STU: It's being killed but it's in the process of being ‑‑

GLENN: It's in the process of being ‑‑

STU: Brutally slaughtered.

GLENN: It's not killed. It's dead with the progressive class. I mean, charity only counts when you are running for president. You know what I mean.

STU: Exactly.

GLENN: Then you are like, I am so charitable right now. I'm crazy charitable.

STU: And then when you get the presidency, you take away the deduction so people done give to charity as much.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: And then they have to come to you.

GLENN: Yes.

STU: Which is because as you've pointed out many times, two days from now everyone is going to feel so charitable.

GLENN: Oh, my gosh. Didn't you wake up this morning ‑‑ last night I signed my income tax forms and I didn't sign them with a hot poker, I didn't, no. Wanted to but I didn't. And the reason why I didn't, I thought, look at all of the people that we're helping, with about 4 cents on every dollar that I spend. About 4 cents, honey, of every dollar that I give to the government is going to help someone, and I feel so warm and cuddly inside. Tax day, tea parties, what?

STU: Well, I'm going to need another show for you to prove to me that 4 cents actually does that. We don't have that sort of time here.

GLENN: No, no. No, don't have to do it because honesty is dead.

STU: No, that's perfect. There you go. How about sincerity.

GLENN: Sincerity.

STU: For example, if someone were to say preach bipartisanship to the public while not actually intending to do anything bipartisan.

GLENN: No, no, no, no, no, no. That's ‑‑ can we play the new clip from Chuck Schumer here? Let's just see how many times we can count, how many times we can count where he is being sincere. Go ahead.

SCHUMER: The hard right which still believes when the federal government moves, chop off its hands, he will be ‑‑

GLENN: Stop. Do you believe they were sincere on that?

STU: The hard right believes that when the government moves, you chop off its hands.

GLENN: That was sincere. Go ahead.

SCHUMER: Still believes that traditional values kind of arguments ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop. Believes that those traditional arguments and stuff. Okay, next.

SCHUMER: Arguments and strong foreign policy, all that's over. And I think President Obama has a pretty smart strategy. He's going to talk bipartisanship to the American people but ‑‑

GLENN: Stop, stop.

STU: How is he admitting this?

GLENN: Because they don't care.

STU: They just don't care. Goes back to humility.

GLENN: It does go back to humility. These guys are so unbelievably arrogant, so unbelievably arrogant because they know. We can stick hot pokers in their eyes and they won't do anything. What are they going to do? What are they going to do?

STU: We've been doing this and now we have more control than we've had.

GLENN: Yeah. We've been screwing these people since 1912.

STU: And we just keep getting more and more power.

GLENN: More and more power.

STU: It's like when you go to pick up the hot girl. When you go to pick up the hot girl, you've got to be a jerk because they only respond to the jerks. That's the way it always is. You always go to the bar, the guy who blows them off is the one who gets them. That's what the politicians are. They just blow us off, they ignore us all the time, they get more and more power and more and more votes. Let's throw a party.

GLENN: I'm not sure if I agree with you on the hot girls.

STU: Trust me, that's how it works. That's how it works in society, Glenn.

GLENN: I don't think ‑‑

STU: No, trust me.

GLENN: You know what, I forgot. Traditional values are out the window. You are right. You are exactly right. Okay. So what's the next one?

STU: Moderation.

GLENN: Moderation, moderation. Moderation, trying to use that in a sentence in Washington other than moderation in Washington is dead. Honesty is used with extreme moderation in Washington.

STU: That's excellent. So he is wrong on that one.

GLENN: He's wrong.

STU: Hard work.

GLENN: Mmm‑hmmm, I think that's dead.

STU: George Bush did say it a lot.

GLENN: Yeah, we've got a lot of hard work to do, hard work, hard work.

STU: Courage.

GLENN: Courage.

STU: This Washington.

GLENN: Gone.

STU: Personal responsibility. No, that's definitely gone.

GLENN: You think of these in the framework of Washington. They are all dead. He's right. He just is wrong that it's dead in the rest of the country.

STU: Right, yeah.

GLENN: It's just dead in Washington. He is absolutely right. All of these are dead, except for moderation, when used in conjunction with honesty.

STU: And then gratitude is the last one. They do give a thank you speech after every election.

GLENN: God bless America. That goes for the reverence thing, too.

STU: There you go.

GLENN: So you know what? He's tragically right. Now, the question is, is he tragically right in your neighborhood? See, these guys completely misunderstand. They complete misunderstand, for instance, the tea parties. There's a story today. Let's see. Beale's attack ‑‑ they are calling me Howard Beale again. Beale's attacks were not bipartisan. Beck by contrast unleashes his anger against and whips up dark scenarios about the new president of the United States. There's a big difference. If he were burning effigies of Bush to protest the massive debt we now face, I might take his word in good faith and take it more seriously.

STU: Way to pay attention.

GLENN: Yeah, you didn't pay attention. You just didn't happen to be watching me at the time. You know what I mean? I was saying those very things. I wasn't burning an effigy but I don't believe I've burned Obama an effigy, either.

STU: Only at your home behind closed doors.

GLENN: Shhh, quiet. Honesty is dead. Don't you remember?

They don't understand you and they don't understand the tea parties and it is because the chattering class, as Chuck Schumer likes to put it, just is out of touch as the ruling class.

Glenn Beck: Adam Schiff is a LIAR — and we have the proof

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On the radio program Wednesday, Glenn Beck didn't hold back when discussing the latest in a long list of lies issued by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) during the Democrats' ongoing endeavor to remove President Donald Trump from office.

"I'm going to just come out and say, Adam Schiff is a liar. And he intentionally lied. And we have the proof. The media being his little lapdog, but I'll explain what's really going on, and call the man a liar to his face," Glenn asserted. "No, I'm not suggesting he's a liar. No, I'm telling you, he's a liar. ... Adam Schiff is a lying dirtbag."

A recent report in Politico claimed Schiff "mischaracterized" the content of a document sent to House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D-N.Y.) as evidence against President Trump in the Senate impeachment trial. Read more on this here.

"Let me translate [for Politico]," Glenn said. "House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff lied about a text message exchange between two players in the Ukrainian saga. And we know it, because of the documents that were obtained by Politico."

A few of the other lies on Schiff's list include his repeated false claims that there was "significant evidence of collusion" between the Trump campaign and Russia leading up to the 2016 presidential election, his phony version of President Trump's phone call with the president of Ukraine, and his retracted claim that neither he nor his committee ever had contact with the Trump-Ukraine whistleblower. And the list just keeps getting longer.

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On the radio program Tuesday, Glenn Beck and Stu Burguiere discussed recent reports that former Vice President Joe Biden's son, Hunter, wasn't the only family member to capitalize on his connections to land an unbelievably lucrative job even though he lacked qualifications or experience.

According to Peter Schweizer's new book, "Profiles in Corruption: Abuse of Power by America's Progressive Elite," Joe Biden's younger brother, Frank, enjoyed the benefit of $54 million in taxpayer loans during the Obama administration to try his hand at an international development venture.

A lawyer by training, Frank Biden teamed up with a developer named Craig Williamson to build a sprawling luxury resort in Costa Rica, which claimed to be on a mission to preserve the country's forests but actually resulted in the decimation of thousands of acres of wilderness.

The then-vice president's brother also reportedly earned hundreds of thousands of dollars as the front man of a for-profit charter school company called Mavericks in Education.

The charter schools, which focused on helping at-risk teens, eventually failed after allegations of mismanagement and a series of lawsuits derailed the dubious business venture.

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Ryan: Bernie at the disco

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Saturday at El Malecón, we waited for the Democratic socialist. He had the wild white hair like a monk and the thick glasses and the booming voice full of hacks and no niceties.

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The venue had been redecorated since we visited a few nights before when we chatted with Castro. It didn't even feel like the same place. No bouncy castle this time.

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A black curtain blocked the stage, giving the room a much-needed depth.

Behind the podium, two rows of mostly young people, all holding Bernie signs, all so diverse and picturesque and strategic.

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Lots of empty seats. Poor showing of Bernie fans for a Saturday afternoon. At one point, someone from Bernie's staff offered us seats in the audience, as if eager to fill up those seats however possible.

There were about 75 people in the dancehall, a place built for reunions and weddings and all those other festivities. But for a few hours on Saturday, August 10, 2019, it turned serious and wild for "Unidos Con Bernie."

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People had been murmuring about Sanders' speech from the night before at Wing Ding. By all appearances, he had developed a raving lust to overthrow Trump. He had even promised, with his wife just out of view, that, were he elected, he'd end white nationalism in America. For good.

El Malecón lacked its previous air of celebration. It had undertaken a brooding yet defiant spirit. Media were sparse. Four cameras faced the podium. Three photographers, one of whom had been at nearly all the same events as us. A few of the staffers frowned at an empty row of chairs, because there weren't that many chairs to begin with.

At the entrance, Bernie staff handed out headsets that translated English to Spanish or Spanish to English, depending on who the speaker was. The translators stood behind the bar, 20 feet from the podium, and spoke into a lip-ribbon microphone.

Bernie's staff was probably the coolest, by far. As in, they looked cool and acted stylishly. Jeans. Sandals. Careworn blazers. Tattoos. One lad had a black Levi's shirt with lush crimson roses even though he wasn't a cowboy or a ranch-hand. Mustaches. Quirky hats. A plain green sundress. Some of them wore glasses, big clunking frames.

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The outfits were distinctly Bernie. As Bernie as the tie-dyed "BERNIE" shirts for sale outside the club. Or later, at the Hilton, like a Grateful Dead cassette stand.

Immigration was the theme, and everyone in the audience bore some proof of a journey. Because America offers life, freedom, and hope.

Sanders' own father emigrated from Poland to America at 17, a high school dropout who could barely speak English. As a Jew, he'd faced religious persecution.

Within one generation, Bernie Sanders' father contributed to the highest stratum of American society. In one generation, near hopelessness had transformed into Democracy, his son a congressman with a serious chance at the presidency.

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That's the beauty of America. Come here broken and empty and gutted and voiceless. And, within your lifetime, you can mend yourself then become a pillar of society. Then, your son can become the President of the United States of America!

Four people gave speeches before Sanders. They took their time, excited and nervous. They putzed. Because how often do you get to introduce a presidential frontrunner?

All the native English speakers jammed their earpieces when the woman with the kind and dark energy took the stage.

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She mumbled in Spanish and did not look up and said that, when her parents died, she couldn't go home for the funeral. She fought back tears. She swallowed hard to shock herself calm. And the room engulfed each silence between every word.

It felt more like a therapy session than a political rally. A grueling therapy session at that. Was that what drew people to Bernie Sanders, that deep anguish? That brisk hope? Or, rather, the cessation of it, through Sanders? And, of course, the resultant freedom? Was it what gave Sanders a saintlike ability to lead people into the realm of the confessional? Did he have enough strength to lead a revolution?

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While other frontrunners hocked out money for appearances, like the studio lights, Sanders spent money on translators and ear-pieces. The impression I got was that he would gladly speak anywhere. To anyone. He had the transitory energy you can capture in the writings of Gandhi.

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I'm not saying he's right or wrong — I will never make that claim, about any of the candidates, because that's not the point of this, not the point of journalism, amen — what I'm saying is he has the brutal energy of someone who can take the subway after a soiree or rant about life by a tractor or chuck it up with Sarah Silverman, surrounded wherever he goes.

Without the slightest fanfare, Sanders emerged from behind the black curtain. The woman at the podium gasped a little. The room suctioned forward when he entered. In part because he was so nonchalant. And, again. That magnetism to a room when a famous or powerful or charming person enters. Not many people have it. Not many can keep it. Even fewer know how to brace it, to cull it on demand. But several of the candidates did. One or two even had something greater.

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I'll only say that Bernie had it with a bohemian fervor, like he was a monk stranded in a big city that he slowly brings to God.

"We have a President who, for the first time in my lifetime, who is a President who is a racist," he shouted. "Who is a xenophobe and anti-immigrant. Who is a sexist. Who is a religious bigot. And who, is a homophobe. And, what is very disappointing is that, when we have a President, we do not necessarily expect to agree with him, or her, on every issue. But we do believe that one of the obligations is to bring people to-geth-ah. As Americans."

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After listening silently for several minutes, the audience clapped. Their sweet response felt cultish. But, then again, what doesn't feel cultish these days? So this was cultish like memes are cultish, in a striving-to-understand kind of way.

"The essence of our campaign is in fact to bring people together," he said. "Whether they're black, or white, or latino, or Native American, or Asian-American. We understand that we are Americans."

At times, this meant sharing a common humanity. Others, it had a slightly more disruptive feel. Which worked. Sometimes all we want is revolution. To be wild without recourse. To overthrow. To pass through the constraints of each day. To survive. The kind of rowdy stuff that makes for good poetry but destroys credit lines. Sanders radiated with this intensity, like a reclusive philosopher returning to society, from his cave to homes and beds and fences and maybe electricity.

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But, as he says, his revolution would involve healthcare and wages and tuition, not beheadings and purges and starvation.

Seeing the Presidential candidates improvise was amazing. They did it constantly. They would turn any of their beliefs into a universal statement. And Sanders did this without trying. So he avoided doing the unbearably arrogant thing of pretending to speak like a native Guatemalan, and he looked at the group of people, and he mumbled in his cloudy accent:

"My Spanish — is not so good."

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This is the same and the opposite of President Trump's Everyman way of speaking English like an American. Of speaking American.

Often, you know what Sanders will say next. You can feel it. And, anytime this happened, it brought comfort to the room.

Like, it surprised no one when he said that he would reinstate DACA on his first day in office. It still drew applause.

But other times, he expressed wild ideas with poetic clarity. And his conclusions arrived at unusual junctures. Not just in comparison to Republicans. To all of them. Bernie was the Tupac of the 2020 election. And, to him, President Trump was Suge Knight, the evil force behind it all.

"Donald Trump is an idiot," he shouted.

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Everybody loved that. Everybody clapped and whooped and some even whistled like they were outside and not in a linoleum-floor dancehall.

"Go get 'em, Bernie," someone in the back shouted.

This was the only Sanders appearance with no protestors.

"Let me say this about the border," he shouted. And everybody listened to every thunking syllable. He probably could have spoken without a mic. Booming voice. Loud and clear. Huddling into that heavy Vermont slug accent.

They'll say many many things about Bernie. One being, you never had to lean forward to hear him. In person, even more so. He's less frail. More dynamic.

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Despite the shoddiness of the venue, there was a sign language interpreter. Most of the rallies had a designated interpreter.

"If you work 40 hours a week you shouldn't be living in poverty," he shouted, provoking chants and applause from the audience, as if he were talking about them. Maybe he was.

An anecdote about the people at an emergency food shelf blended into the livable wage of $15 an hour. He shifted into his spiel about tuition-free college and pointed at the audience, "You're not doing well," then at the kids behind him, "they are." He craned his head sideways and back. "Do your homework," he told said.

Laughter.

Half of the kids looked like they hadn't eaten in days. Maybe it was their unusual situation, a few feet from Bernie Sanders at a stucco community center.

Before the room could settle, Sanders wove through a plan for how to cancel debt.

Did he have a solution?

Tax Wall Street, he shouted.

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And he made it sound easy. "Uno dos trey," he said. "That's my Spanish for today."

A serious man, he shoved through his speech like a tank hurtling into dense jungle. He avoided many of the typical politician gimmicks. Proof that he did not practice every expression in front of a mirror. That he did not hide his accent. That he did not preen his hair. That he did not smile for a precise amount of time, depending on the audience. That he did not pretend to laugh.

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He laughed when humor overtook him. But it was genuine. With none of the throaty recoil you hear in forced laughter.

"I want everyone to take a deep breath," he said. And a palpable lightness spread through the room, because a deep breath can solve a lot of problems.

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Then he roused some more. "Healthcare is a human right," he shouted. "A human privilege," he shouted. He told them that he lives 50 miles from the Canadian border in Burlington, Vermont, and healthcare works better up north.

Each candidate had a bad word, and Sanders' was "corporate."

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At every speech, he mentioned "corporate media" with the same distrust and unpleasantness that conservatives derive from the term "mainstream media." Another would be "fake news," as popularized by Sanders' sworn enemy. Either way it's the same media. Just different motivations that irk different people.

But the discrepancies varied. Meaning two opposing political movements disliked the same thing, but for opposite reasons.
It sounded odd, Sanders' accusation that the media were against him. The media love Bernie. I can confirm this both anecdotally and judiciously. Yes, okay, in 2016, the media appeared to have sided with Hillary Clinton. As a result, Sanders was publicly humiliated. Because Clinton took a mafioso approach to dealing with opponents, and Sanders was her only roadblock.

Imagine if a major political organization devoted part of each day to agitating your downfall. And then you fail. And who's fault is it?

Sanders wanted to know: those negative ads targeting him, who paid for them?

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Corporations, of course. Corporations that hated radicals like him. And really was he so radical? He listed off the possibilities: Big pharma, insurance companies, oil companies.

Because he had become a revolutionary, to them. To many.

He said it with certainty, although he often didn't have to say it at all. This spirit of rebellion had become his brand. He would lead the wild Americans into a utopia.

But just as quickly, he would attack. Trump, as always, was the target.

He called Trump the worst president in American history.

"The fates are Yuge," he shouted.

The speech ended as informally as it had begun. And Sanders' trance over the audience evaporated, replaced by that suction energy. Everyone rushed closer and closer to the man as Neil Young's "Keep on Rockin in the Free World" blared. Sanders leaned into the podium and said, "If anyone wants to form a line, we can do some selfies."

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It was like meeting Jesus for some of the people.

There he was, at El Malecón. No stage lights, no makeup, no stylist behind the curtain. Just him and his ideas and his erratic hand commotion.

Then a man holding a baby leaned in for a photo. He and Sanders chatted. And, I kid you not, the whole time the baby is staring at Bernie Sanders like he's the image of God, looking right up at him, with this glow, this understanding.

Bernie, if you're reading this, I'd like to suggest that — if this election doesn't work for you — you could be the next Pope.

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On the "Glenn Beck Radio Program" Monday, Harvard Law professor and lawyer on President Donald Trump's impeachment defense team Alan Dershowitz explains the history of impeachment and its process, why the framers did not include abuse of power as criteria for a Constitutional impeachment, why the Democrats are framing their case the way they are, and what to look for in the upcoming Senate trial.

Dershowitz argued that "abuse of power" -- one of two articles of impeachment against Trump approved by House Democrats last month -- is not an impeachable act.

"There are two articles of impeachment. The second is 'obstruction of Congress.' That's just a false accusation," said Dershowitz. "But they also charge him, in the Ukraine matter, with abuse of power. But abuse of power was discussed by the framers (of the U.S. Constitution) ... the framers refused to include abuse of power because it was too broad, too open-ended.

"In the words of James Madison, the father of our Constitution, it would lead presidents to serve at the will of Congress. And that's exactly what the framers didn't want, which is why they were very specific and said a president can be impeached only for treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanors," he added.

"What's alleged against President Trump is not criminal," added Dershowitz. "If they had criminal issues to allege, you can be sure they would have done it. If they could establish bribery or treason, they would have done it already. But they didn't do it. They instead used this concept of abuse of power, which is so broad and general ... any president could be charged with it."

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