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Watch: Law Professor Thinks Mike Pence Could Be Impeached

The president isn't the only one on shaky ground.

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Fordham University law professor Jed Shugerman believes Vice President Mike Pence could be in danger of impeachment for actions related to President Donald Trump’s firing of former FBI director James Comey.

He told MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell that Pence may have committed an impeachable offense by participating in a lie and coverup.

It all has to do with a memo Trump wrote about his plan to fire Comey.

“So, we know that this letter was drafted on one day, and then after Steven Miller came back with that draft, it was read in a room of people, including Vice President Pence,” Shugerman said. “[I]t identified all of these other connections to the Russian probe for why Trump had decided to fire Jim Comey.”

Shugerman explains, "[A]fter this letter is edited, Mike Pence then tells the media that the Comey firing was not connected to the Russian probe, and he said it was due to Rod Rosenstein’s recommendation. Those statements are untrue.”

Pence may be implicated “in a combination of conspiracy to commit obstruction of justice, aiding and abetting obstruction of justice, and also a relatively less known felony called misprision of a felony.”

Watch the full segment below.

Chris Sosa is a managing editor at AlterNet. His work also appears in Mic, Salon, Care2, Huffington Post and other publications. Follow him on Twitter @ChrisSosa.

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