George Washington University Law Professor Jonathan Turley reacted to five articles of impeachment put forth by several Democrats on Wednesday.
Reps. Adriano Espaillat of Washington Heights, N.Y., Steve Cohen of Memphis, Al Green of Houston, Marcia Fudge of Cleveland, John Yarmuth of Louisville, Ky. and Luis Gutierrez of Chicago called for President Trump to be impeached.
We are taking this measure because #Trump has violated the law. He has compromised our national security, threatened the independence of our Justice system, and the freedom of our press! #ImpeachTrumpNow
— Adriano Espaillat (@RepEspaillat) November 15, 2017
Espaillat tweeted that Trump has "compromised our national security, threatened the independence of our Justice system and the freedom of our press."
He also said there is a collective public sentiment that supports Trump's ouster.
"They have no shot at the moment because they have no evidence to support it," Turley said.
The six Democrats called for impeachment on the grounds that Trump "undermined the courts and the press," according to Turley.
"Those counts are ridiculously overbroad," he said, adding that "half" of the past presidents could be impeached if that was the standard.
He said President Obama undermined the press when his administration investigated Fox News' own James Rosen several years ago, but was not guilty of an impeachable act.
Turley said the charges are a "dangerous precedent to set."
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