Turley to Congress: “If you impeach a president, if you make a high crime & misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s your abuse of power. You’re doing precisely what you’re criticizing the president for doing.”
The only non partisan expert witness has been Professor Turley. It’s been 3 against 1, but thus far the 1 has been more objective and persuasive than the 3.
Today’s Republican witness Jonathan Turley opposes impeaching Trump, yet he supported impeaching Bill Clinton in 1998.
Here’s what he told Congress back then: “If you decide that certain acts do not rise to impeachable offenses, you will expand the space for executive conduct.”
🚨 Mic drop from @RepRatcliffe
& Jonathan Turley 🚨
➡️ RATCLIFFE: So if I were to summarize your testimony - no bribery, no extortion, no obstruction of justice, no abuse of power. Is that fair?
➡️ TURLEY: Not on this record.
Case closed. Time to shut down this partisan sham.
Prof. Turley: “Impeachments have to be based on proof not presumptions.”
Virtually no mainstream outlet is covering any part of Prof Turley’s testimony.
While he didn’t donate/vote for Trump because his points called out this sham he gets no coverage despite running circles around the guy who advocated for Sharia law & the Clinton/Warren donor. 🙄
Prof. Turley is arguing this impeachment can't proceed because of witnesses who have not appeared. The White House is blocking witnesses from appearing.
"If you accept all of their presumptions, it would be obstruction. But impeachments have to be based on proof, not presumptions.” -Professor Jonathan Turley
The only measured witness with any sense is Turley. The other liberal profs either sounded angry (Karlan), elitist (Feldman) or flat (Gerhardt).
notes to GOP witness Jonathan Turley, that his arguments against impeaching Trump are identical to his arguments defending a judge who was impeached for bribery in 2010, and who was convicted in the Senate unanimously.
Ari Melber on @MSNBC
: "I have to tell you ... I thought this was extraordinarily weak for the Republicans and for Prof. Turley. Largely because, rather than interpreting the Constitution ... we heard a lot of Jonathan Turley's ideas for proposed amendments to the Constitution."
In less than 10 minutes, Jonathan Turley destroys the Democrats' flailing, poll-tested claims that @POTUS @realDonaldTrump
This is a must-watch discussion.
I guess you missed the parts where Prof. Turley said your boss’s call with Zelensky was definitely not perfect, and indeed was quite inappropriate, and that his conduct should be investigated further. https://t.co/aNsqdN97wk
Jonathan Turley is not finding support from Fox News legal analysts Andy McCarthy and Andrew Napolitano. Both have said that he is “simply wrong."
I agree that the House should slow down and await the testimony of McGahn, Bolton, Mulvaney, Pompeo and others. As Prof. Turley has said, we don’t want to move too quickly or investigate too narrowly. ALL of Trump’s crimes and abuses should be investigated and exposed. https://t.co/EoodBa8DWQ
WATCH: Jonathan Turley to Democrats on impeachment:
"It is an abuse of power... it's YOUR abuse of power."
Prof. Jonathan Turley:
"This would be the first impeachment in history where there would be considerable debate and in my view not compelling evidence of a commission of a crime." #ImpeachmentHearings
Prof Turley in 1999: Lying about a blowjob IS an impeachable offense.
Prof Turley in 2019: Violating election laws, extorting foreign govt and soliciting bribes, and then lying about all of it, and obstructing Congress from investigating any of it, is NOT an impeachable offense.
🔥 Turley's testimony - inadvertently - makes the case for impeachment on Obstruction of Congress. He says that the House should not (yet) impeach over Ukraine because it hasn't heard from key witnesses. BUT WHY HAVEN'T THEY TESTIFIED? Because Trump has blocked their testimony!
Whoa. Jonathan Turley just flipped the tables on @RepJerryNadler
& House Democrats!
“If you impeach a president for going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It’s YOUR abuse of power. You’re doing exactly what you’re criticizing the president for doing.”
BOOM! Turley slams Dems on impeachment: this is “your abuse of power”,"you're doing actually what you're accusing the President is doing"
The hypocrisy & Double Standards is appalling!
The Dems yes disgusted me!
Raise your hand if you agree 🙋♀️
Republican witness Jonathan Turley asks "where will you stand" when the wind blows again for a Democratic president to be charged. That's an easy question.
Any Democratic president who commits election fraud and bribery should be impeached. Just as Trump should be impeached.
In the piece, Turley is trying to support the proposition Obama deserved to be impeached! In 2014! That’s how fraudulent his “well just slow down now, there just isn’t enough, I’m no partisan” position is. It’s a outright lie. https://t.co/sM2PeJRUFP
Here is Jonathan Turley on Fox News mocking the indictment of now convicted Roger Stone
Turley is paid big money to regularly support Trump on Fox
He is the Republican witness
The big takeaway from yesterday was Turley’s statement that Dems in congress, Pelosi, Schiff and Nadler are “abusing their power”.
It's ridiculously obvious that the 3 Dem professors had a PRECONCEIVED BIAS against our President! You could tell they HATED our President just as much as the Dem Reps!! Professor Turley was the ONLY voice of reason today. 3 against 1 and he blew them all out of the water! #MAGA https://t.co/eUjDCda50I
The Republicans on the committee and Bill Barr's friend Jonathan Turley think it's a fine standard to be able to seek foreign assistance to win re-election. This is exactly the type of behavior the Founders worried about. https://t.co/83c7posH3u