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Hear this Georgetown Law professor's unique insight on impeachment in the United States
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We now know President Trump has refused to cooperate, as his lawyers are calling the impeachment inquiry 'unconstitutional' and 'illegitimate' -- exactly what Georgetown Law professor Susan Low Bloch expected.

"I think what we'll probably see is the House asking for a lot of documents and testimony and White House refusing," said Bloch.

Bloch has lived through this before. 

During the Bill Clinton impeachment proceedings, she testified before the House Judiciary Committee -- the only woman on the 19 person panel of law experts.

"...and we'll have legal proceedings, and it'll go to the courts. They'll try to expedite it, but courts are never expeditious, so this will drag out for a while," said Bloch. "There's sort of a deadline, the election 2020 will come and it gets close to the election there's no point pursuing the impeachment because the whole point is removing someone who should not be in the office."

When Blochtestified in 1998, the specific question before her, "What is an impeachable offense?" That answer, of course, still the same.

"The Constitution is quite simple. It says the president or other officers shall be impeached for treason, bribery, or other high crimes or misdemeanors, misdemeanors does not something like jaywalking. they are serious abuses of office, it doesn't get much worse than treason, said Bloch."

To see the full interview, click the video above.


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