Former Attorney General Jeff Sessions told Breitbart News Thursday in an exclusive interview that impeachment efforts against President Donald Trump are “dangerous for the republic.” Sessions called impeachment an “abuse” of power and said he didn’t see a legitimate basis for the inquiry.
“We’re going to see as it goes forward, but it looks to me that it’s not close to an impeachable offense,” Sessions said. “It’s an abuse of impeachment. It’s dangerous for the republic. The Constitution says that impeachment requires a conviction for treason, bribery, high crimes, and misdemeanors. They’ve not even been able to articulate a crime.
Sessions added that the Justice Department has already rejected the notion that Trump’s July 25 phone call amounted to bribery of Ukraine’s president. George Washington University law professor Jonathan Turley and former special prosecutor Ken Starr have both criticized impeachment as well, Sessions pointed out.
“Professor Jonathan Turley, a law professor, said this is the narrowest basis for impeachment in the history of the country,” Sessions said. “Ken Starr said last night, he was a former federal judge and did the Clinton impeachment, Ken Starr says the telephone call is a subject for oversight not impeachment.”
“If Congress is not happy, they can conduct oversight and highlight what they disagree with. But you don’t impeach a president because you disagree with him on something,” Sessions continued, adding that he thinks the American people should put pressure on the Democrats to abandon their impeachment plans.
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