Trump Doesn’t Need to Commit a Crime to Be Kicked Out of Office

The Constitution is clear that the standard for an impeachable offense is political, not criminal.

New York Times Opinion
Sep 26 · 4 min read
Donald Trump holding a folder by his side, emerging from between two blue velvet stage curtains.
Donald Trump holding a folder by his side, emerging from between two blue velvet stage curtains.
President Trump arrived at a press conference in New York a day after an impeachment inquiry was announced. Photo: Saul Loeb/AFP/ Getty Images

By Neal K. Katyal

An important line of defense for President Trump against the House decision to formalize impeachment proceedings is that he did not commit a crime. In…

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