Teri Kanefield+ Your Authors @Teri_Kanefield Author, lawyer (UC Berkeley) My threads are here: terikanefield-blog.com/ NBC News Opinion contributor Impeachment notes: impeachment-trump.com/ Jan. 18, 2019 1 min read + Your Authors

Hi, everyone. I updated my crimes page with the latest allegations from Cohen that Trump suborned perjury. If you want a stunning overview, it's here:  https://russia-investigation-summary.com/crimes/ 

Someone asked me (I think @DrugstorCowboy ) if there's a list of impeachable offenses . . .

. . . a list of impeachable offenses would be impossible to compile (plus with Trump it would take a few lifetimes to complete) because of the wide-open standard for impeachable offenses.
From Princeton prof. Whittington. . .
 https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/monkey-cage/wp/2017/05/24/so-what-exactly-counts-as-an-impeachable-offense-spoiler-its-a-trick-question/?utm_term=.6e46ab20e1d9 

“'high crimes and misdemeanors' is notoriously unclear. That’s on purpose. The framers wanted a fairly open-ended tool for removing an officer who posed a serious and immediate threat to the constitutional order . . .

. . . The impeachment power needed to be flexible enough to deal with circumstances that could not be easily foreseen."


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