Trump could be impeached for falsely accusing Obama, says Harvard professor

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Law professor Lawrence Tribe expressed these remarks in response to George Washington University Law School professor Jonathan Turley's opinion in which he claimed that the USA president could not be impeached for making false claims about Obama because the comments were made on Twitter.

The latest impeachment call from Tribe came early Tuesday morning in response to comments he seemingly did not agree with on the Morning Joe show when the subject of whether Trump could be impeached for his recent tweets claiming the Obama administration attempted to wiretap and bug Trump's offices.

More than a few people -- and no, not just your garden-variety liberal wackos - have suggested Trump's weekend tweetstorm claiming President Obama had Trump Towers wiretapped during last year's campaign may have crossed a line. "Nothing found. This is McCarthyism!"

"Is it legal for a sitting President to be "wire tapping" a race for president prior to an election? This is Nixon/Watergate. Bad (or sick) guy!"

In his latest piece, Bloomberg View columnist Noah Feldman makes the argument that President Trump "distorted democracy" with his baseless accusation against Obama, and therefore should be facing impeachment.

"If the allegation is not true and is unsupported by evidence, that too should be a scandal on a major scale".

Professor Feldman said the President has an extra responsibility to be truthful because he can not be sued for libel in his official position.

"And an allegation of potentially criminal misconduct made without evidence is itself a form of serious misconduct by the government official who makes it", Feldman writes.

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