George Washington University Law professor Jonathan Turley said Democrats will need more than just attorney Michael Cohen’s cooperation if they hope to impeach President Donald Trump.
“The standard historically has been higher than that,” Turley said on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” Wednesday. (RELATED: Law Professor Jonathan Turley Says IG Report Vindicates Trump’s Decision To Fire James Comey)
“Now having said that, this is the first time that we’ve seen a plausible claim for impeachment that could be made, but it can’t rest just on Michael Cohen,” he added.
Turley said Cohen isn’t a credible enough witness to go the distance and lacks the evidence necessary to help sustain an impeachment fight.
“Michael Cohen says the motivation was to affect the election as opposed to simply bury an embarrassing scandal. There’s going to have to be much, much more, in my view, to make out a credible impeachment claim,” Turley continued.
“The other problem is this occurred before he became president. That’s always an issue for impeachment,” he concluded. “Now, it is true that President Trump as president essentially pulled this into his presidency by denying these facts. And so that can be used to essentially bring this in to the realm of impeachment.”
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