U of U law professor says Trump could be impeached

Posted at 7:24 PM, Sep 20, 2016
and last updated 2016-09-20 21:24:19-04

SALT LAKE CITY - A new legal analysis from a professor at the University of Utah S.J. Quinney College of Law says Donald Trump may have already committed impeachable offenses, even though the presidential election is almost two months away.

Christopher Peterson is an expert in consumer protection law, having written and co-written books on the subject, and helped set up the Consumer Finance Protection Bureau in the wake of the Great Recession.

Peterson said the high crimes and misdemeanors likely happened as Trump helped set up and promote Trump University, a real-estate seminar program in which attendees were invited to “free” events that allegedly existed only to hard-sell expensive seminars of questionable value.

“In the United States, it is illegal for businesses to use false statements to convince consumers to purchase their services,” explains Peterson. “The evidence indicates that Trump University used a systemic pattern of fraudulent representations to trick thousands of families into investing in a program that can be argued was a sham.”