May 29, 2022

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Illegal vs. impeachable: What’s the difference?

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In this impeachment edition of The Point, Chris Cillizza and Elie Honig, CNN legal analyst, discuss what the difference is between an impeachable offense and a criminal offense and how President Trump may still be in legal trouble even if he is acquitted by Congress. #CNN #News #Cillizza

SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:

Cross-exam with Elie Honig

https://www.cnn.com/specials/opinions/cross-exam-with-elie-honig.

‘Impeachable’ and ‘illegal’ aren’t interchangeable

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2019/03/04/impeachable-illegal-arent-interchangable/.

Bribery Is Right There in the Constitution

https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/11/understanding-bribery-grounds-impeachment/602353/.

The Causes for Which a President Can Be Impeached

https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/1867/01/the-causes-for-which-a-president-can-be-impeached/548144/.

Trump’s defenders need to stop pretending impeachment is a criminal trial

https://www.washingtonpost.com/outlook/2019/11/02/trumps-defenders-need-stop-pretending-impeachment-is-criminal-trial/.

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