Alan Dershowitz RETRACTS earlier statement about impeachment not needing a crime…

After appearing on ABC News on Sunday to argue that a president cannot be impeached for abuse of power, CNN dug up a 1998 video on Monday from Dershowitz that seemed to contradict his argument. The video is cued up at 5:22:

In the video Dershowitz says “It certainly doesn’t have to be a crime. If you have somebody who completely corrupts the office of president and who abuses trust and who poses great danger to our liberty, you don’t need a technical crime.”

Dershowitz responded to the revelation of the 1998 video today, retracting his prior statement and pointing out that he was wrong then and was relying on academic consensus that there didn’t need to be a crime. He has since researched the topic more in-depth, as it relates heavily to the charges against Trump, and says he is right today that there does need to be a crime:

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