Dhillon on Impeachment


Harmeet Dhillon

Harmeet K. Dhillon Appears on ‘FOX & Friends First’ To Discuss Impeachment

According to Dhillon (Video Transcript):

Yes, happy to be here, Heather. Yes, excellent question, Heather. I feel like I’ve whiplashed almost because Nancy Pelosi has been the voice of reason amongst the Democrats for three solid years now and all of a sudden, she changed her tune. The reasons that I can think of politically would include that several of the older Democrats lost their seats to young challengers from the left in the 2018 election. Nancy Pelosi herself is facing a very left-wing challenger, progressive challenger in San Francisco. She may be concerned about that, losing her speakership or her leadership even in the next house. And so, that’s one of the reasons she is bowing into something that I think she knows instinctively is a bad idea for Democrats. But to your other point, the desperation signaled by Democrats moving to impeach a president based on basically flimsy gossip, secondhand gossip of a whistleblower who didn’t hear the evidence himself, I think this is really odd and I think they’re going to regret this once they start to see the evidence.

So, I think they have several hurdles they have to get through. First, Nancy Pelosi announced this impeachment inquiry which is calling as basically six house committees continuing to do what they have been doing for the last three years. So, there is nothing new but then if they believe they have a quantum of evidence, they’ll hand that over to the House Judiciary Committee which is headed by Jerry Nadler who would then determine whether there are articles of impeachment that can be brought. Based on the allegations we have so far, I don’t think they can meet that initial threshold. It doesn’t even rise to the level of an appropriate whistleblower complaint according to the Department of Justice analysis. And so, even if they met that hurdle, they didn’t have to have the house vote on impeachment, and then it has to go to the Senate, the Senate is not likely to vote — to convict but if they did they have to get two-thirds of the United States Senate which currently has 53 senators who are Republicans, it’s a virtually insurmountable series of hurdles. After even after seeing the evidence tomorrow and in coming days, I don’t think they’re going to get out of the starting gate if they are smart.

Right. Absolutely. Victor Davis Hanson used a term, cui bono, which is a Latin term for “who benefits”. I think he’s absolutely right; Elizabeth Warren benefits the most. I think this is going to be very extremely damaging, it is extremely damaging to Joe Biden because people have kind of forgotten about his son and the grifting with China and the Ukraine and now all of a sudden that is front and center, you can’t talk about this allegation against the president without talking about that. So, I think it is really bad for him, but other Democrats who’ve been nipping at his heels benefit, Elizabeth Warren is the head of that but there are some others as well. So, I think, but who benefits also is the president because I think this is such a flimsy, such a lame, such a weak accusation. It’s going to actually galvanize Republicans and others who support the president around him and end up boosting his chances for re-election.

Absolutely. Thanks for having me, Heather.

Harmeet Dhillon is a nationally recognized lawyer, trusted boardroom advisor, and passionate advocate for individual, corporate and institutional clients across numerous industries and walks of life. Her focus is in commercial litigation, employment law, First Amendment rights, and election law matters.
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