Democrats have moved forward with two articles of impeachment and the House will be conducting a vote on whether or not to officially impeach the President.
The articles are: abuse of power and obstruction of Congress.
Alan Dershowitz says that the Supreme Court is planning to review a case in which the President challenged a Congressional subpoena, which should clear Trump of the Obstruction of Congress charge.
Dershowitz stated, “Look, the most important development happened today. The Supreme Court of the United States absolutely pulled the rug out of part two of the impeachment referral by granting certiorari, by granting review in a case where Trump challenged a congressional subpoena. And the Supreme Court said we’re going to hear this case.”
“Think of what that message is: It’s Trump was right. You don’t have to comply with a subpoena of Congress unless a court tells you you have to comply. Now, we don’t know how the court is going to come out. But they made it clear that’s a viable issue. So, that charge, that ground of impeachment, should be immediately removed by the House and not sent to the Senate. There’s nothing to it anymore after the Supreme Court today said you’re entitled to a review on an issue when the president challenges the subpoena power of Congress. It’s all done, it’s over.”
It sounds like the Dems should drop one of the charges, but they should never have even begun these impeachment proceedings in the first place so I bet they will stay the course.
According to NPR,
If the full House votes to impeach the president, the Senate would then begin a trial to determine whether to remove Trump from office or, much more likely in the Republican-led chamber, acquit him.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., said in an interview on Fox News on Thursday evening, "There is zero chance the president will be removed from office."
McConnell said he was hoping that there would be no Republican defections in the Senate trial and that he was working closely with White House lawyers, pledging "total coordination."