Dershowitz: Senate Cannot Put ‘Citizen Trump’ on Trial

Dershowitz: Senate Cannot Put 'Citizen Trump' on Trial alan dershowitz defends In this image from video, Alan Dershowitz, an attorney for President Donald Trump, walks from the podium after speaks during the impeachment trial against Trump in the Senate at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Jan. 27, 2020. (Senate Television via AP)

By Newsmax Wires | Sunday, 17 January 2021 02:20 PM

Harvard law professor and constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz said the Senate does not have the jurisdiction to put “citizen Trump” on trial.

In an interview on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures,” Dershowitz argued the impeachment of President Donald Trump is unconstitutional.

“There is no jurisdiction, you cannot put citizen trump on trial,” he said.

“If you could do that, it would be … putting someone on trial who is not a sitting president and … implications would be horrendous,” he said.

“If you can impeach anyone who is not a sitting president, there are no limits to the power of the Congress to try ordinary citizens,” he added. “It's plainly unconstitutional and the Senate should not proceed with this unconstitutional act.

Dershowitz also railed at a reported campaign at Harvard to rescind the degree of Trump officials and allies, including White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany, Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, and Rep. Dan Crenshaw, R-Texas.

“I will represent [for free] any Harvard graduate who has degree rescinded based on politics,” he declared. “The great danger is this was coming from our future leader. It has to be fought at every turn. We cannot allow free speech for me but not for thee, which is what we are seeing at Harvard and other institutions.”

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