Philbin: Dem Impeachment Managers’ Case “Lacks Any Coherent Definition Of An Offense”

PATRICK PHILBIN: The tension here isn’t within the Constitution, it’s between the House managers’ definition, which lacks any coherent definition of an offense that would catch people by surprise, and the Constitution. That’s the tension that they’re trying to resolve is between their malleable standard that actually states no clear offense, and the Constitution, and the principles of justice embodied in the Constitution that require some clear offense.