Contributer| Telegraph Local
During the first day of public impeachment hearings into President Trump by the House Judiciary Committee, Harvard Law Professor Noah Feldman, an expert in constitutional law, made it clear that his opinion on the matter is that “Trump has committed impeachable high crimes and misdemeanors.”
Feldman gave historical backing to his case, citing the founder’s purposes regarding the implementation of the impeachment processes in the governmental structure of the United States. That is to say, it was a procedure put in place for when those in power abuse their power for personal benefit.
Such personal benefit, according to Feldman, from the President include attempting to subvert the integrity of our elections and to subvert the national security of the United States.
The former crime, according to Feldman, was soliciting Volodymyr Zelensky, the President of Ukraine to gain personal advantage in the 2020 election.
Professor Feldman has also charged the President with attempts to put himself above the law, by not cooperating with impeachments proceedings, which according to Feldman, is itself an impeachable offense.
President Trump and Republican/conservative-leaning lawmakers have opposed Professor Feldman’s claims.