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Republican Says with Trump ‘Impeachment Needs to be on the Table’

By Bob Egelko,

Northwestern University Law Professor Steven Calabresi served in two Republican administrations, was an adviser to Attorney General Edwin Meese under Ronald Reagan and wrote speeches for Vice President Dan Quayle. He is co-founder and board chairman of the conservative Federalist Society.

So it raised a few eyebrows when Calabresi told a law school audience in San Francisco that when it comes to Donald Trump, “impeachment needs to be on the table.”

Even though both houses of Congress will be controlled by his fellow Republicans, Trump, a party outsider, will be “on a short leash. There could be a spectacular end,” Calabresi said in a recent panel at the annual meeting of the Association of American Law Schools.

Calabresi was a law clerk for Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia and another prominent conservative, Appeals Court Judge Robert Bork, and served in the Justice Department under Presidents Ronald Reagan and George H.W. Bush.

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