Dhe lawyer Alan M. Dershowitz, member of “Team Trump”, boasted that he had found the decisive argument that secured the president’s acquittal in the impeachment process: the abuse of power that the Democrats accused Trump of is not enough to him To remove from office. This would require a “breach of the law” and there could be no question of that.
Dershowitz cited a precedent: in 1868, in the impeachment against President Andrew Johnson, his lawyer Benjamin Curtis similarly argued that the President had been acquitted. The newspaper “Politico” corrected Dershowitz: It was not the plea of his lawyer that saved Johnson, but a bribed senator who changed his mind overnight and voted for the president. “Politico” recommended Dershowitz to read the impeachment procedure of 1868 carefully.