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Dan Abrams to Moderate Impeachment Debate Between Former Watergate Prosecutor and Breitbart In-House Counsel


Law&Crime founder and ABC News Chief Legal Analyst Dan Abrams will be moderating an impeachment Thursday afternoon on SiriusXM’s P.O.T.U.S. Channel 124. It will also be live-streamed on both Law&Crime and Mediaite.

“The Great Impeachment Debate” between Nick Akerman and Joel Pollak will take place from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m., the time slot normally reserved for The Dan Abrams Show on SiriusXM. Akerman will make the case that President Donald Trump committed impeachable offenses, particularly abusing the power of his office and obstruction of justice. Pollak will argue against that.

Akerman, currently a practicing attorney, computer fraud expert and partner at the Dorsey & Whitney law firm, formerly worked as a federal prosecutor in the Southern District of New York and as an Assistant Special Watergate Prosecutor. Akerman was cited in various news articles and made numerous cable-news appearances over the course of former special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation.

Pollak, an author and Harvard-educated lawyer who once ran for Congress, is Breitbart’s senior editor-at-large and in-house counsel. Pollak noted Monday that House Intelligence Committee chairman Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) has not yet released the testimony of Tim Morrison, the former top Russia adviser to the president on the National Security Council (NSC). Morrison’s testimony, Pollak wrote, is “considered the most favorable to President Donald Trump, after he reportedly told the committee in late October: ‘I was not concerned that anything illegal was discussed.'”

The format will be pretty straightforward: opening statements, opportunity to rebut arguments, opportunity for debate participants to cross-examine one another, and closing arguments. Abrams will be moderating the debate and asking Akerman and Pollak questions about their arguments.

The debate takes place on Thursday, which will be the day after the first impeachment witnesses testify in the public phase of the proceedings. It’s also the day before former U.S. Ambassador to Ukraine Marie Yovanovitch is scheduled to testify.

Law&Crime will be live-streaming the event on our website, so stay tuned for that.

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