One of the Lawyers Testifying for Democrats Called for Impeachment of Trump in...2017

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Posted: Dec 03, 2019 11:45 AM
One of the Lawyers Testifying for Democrats Called for Impeachment of Trump in...2017

Late yesterday House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerry Nadler released the witness list for tomorrow's impeachment inquiry hearing to "discuss the historical and constitutional basic of impeachment, as well as the Framers' intent and understanding of terms like 'high crimes and misdemeanors.'" 

On it: Harvard Law professor Noah Feldman, George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley, Stanford Law professor Pamela Karlan and University of North Carolina Law professor Michael Gerhardt. 

But back in September 2017, Feldman called for President Trump's impeachment in a piece for the New York Review. Feldman based his argument on "collusion" between Trump's presidential campaign and Russia. According to the Mueller investigation, that collusion never happened. 

"As more and more evidence of collusion between Donald Trump’s presidential campaign and Russia has come to light, the analogy to Watergate has grown ever stronger," Feldman wrote. "Whether or not it is 'worse than Watergate,' the Trump-Russia scandal differs from it in ways that bear directly on how impeachment might serve as a remedy today."

He also tweeted this in March 2017, just two months after President Trump was inaugurated. 

Democrats claim they are impeaching President Trump over a phone call he had with Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky in July 2019. Feldman called for impeachment long before that call and yet, will serve as a top "expert" for the Democrats.