The Ron Paul 2012 campaign announced yesterday that “constitutional and international law expert Bruce Fein will join the campaign as senior advisor on legal matters.”

Fein, a former high-ranking official in the Reagan Justice Department, wrote the first article of impeachment against Bill Clinton years before drawing up formal articles of impeachment against Barack Obama over the unauthorized war in Libya.


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When asked by The Daily Caller whether Ron Paul agreed with Fein and Congressman Dennis Kucinich, Paul spokeswoman Rachel Mills e-mailed, “Yes, he thinks it is an impeachable offense.” The Texas Congressman later told Mike Huckabee he had not “even been thinking about it.”

Jed Lewison covered the Fein appointment at The DailyKos. Brother Jed is unhappy (What else is new?), writing, “it’s hard to see his selection by Paul as anything more than a pretty loud dog whistle to far right activists.”

But as the article he links noted, Bruce Fein supported Ron Paul in 2008 and spoke at his Rally for the Republic, where he was introduced by Tucker Carlson. Perhaps this is a dog whistle that Ron Paul supports Constitutional grounds for impeachment and bow ties.

Either way, the promotion of someone seriously committed to impeaching a president for violating the Constitution is a most welcome sign.

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