Matthew Whitaker vs. Alexander Hamilton. Image by Lenny Ghoul.

Former Trump AG Says “Abuse of Power Is Not a Crime”

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Former acting Attorney General Matthew Whitaker was on Fox News with Laura Ingraham Tuesday evening discussing the impeachment inquiry. During the discussion he made a totally baseless and absurd claim that abuse of power is not a crime.

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The Founding Fathers disagree.

“A well-constituted court for the trial of impeachments is an object not more to be desired than difficult to be obtained in a government wholly elective. The subjects of its jurisdiction are those offenses which proceed from the misconduct of public men, or, in other words, from the abuse or violation of some public trust.”

Excerpt regarding impeachment – Federalist papers No. 65 – Alexander Hamilton – 3/7/1788

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If you are already at the “crime is not a crime” defense, you lost a long time ago, you just haven’t realized it yet.

With people like Whitaker, Giuliani, and Mulvaney publicly defending Trump who needs enemies?