Harvard law professor: Impeachment could worsen political dysfunction, polarization
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Harvard Law School professor Laurence Tribe warned against impeaching President TrumpDonald John TrumpFeinstein, Iranian foreign minister had dinner amid tensions: report The Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign MORE on Sunday, implying the process could worsen political dysfunction and polarization. 

"It's important that we not exacerbate the dysfunction and the polarization in the society that helped Donald Trump rise to power in the first place," Tribe told CNN's Fareed Zakaria. 

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"If we were to use the impeachment power simply as a substitute for buyer's remorse, saying 'We thought this guy was terrible, but he's even worse,' if we were going to use it against ambient badness, rather than clear abuse of power — we would really use the impeachment power to undermine, rather than save, our democracy," he continued. 

Various congressional Democrats have floated the idea of impeaching Trump if he were to fire Deputy Attorney General Rod RosensteinRod RosensteinJake Tapper fact-checks poster Trump admin created describing Mueller investigation Jeffrey Rosen officially sworn in as deputy attorney general Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller MORE and special counsel Robert MuellerRobert (Bob) Swan MuellerHouse progressive: Pelosi 'has it right' on impeachment Democrats talk subpoena for Mueller Democratic Rep. Ro Khanna: 'I'm not there yet' on impeachment MORE, who is investigating alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election. 

Rosenstein is overseeing the probe. 

Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-Pa.) said last month that he would introduce articles of impeachment against Trump if he fired Rosenstein, while Sen. Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisThe Hill's Morning Report - Trump says no legislation until Dems end probes Harris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues MORE (D-Calif.) said firing the special counsel would be an impeachable offense. 

Still, others have cautioned against impeaching Trump ahead of the 2018 midterm elections.

"You can't jump the gun and determine that somebody should be impeached when you're going to be voting on the impeachment issue," Sen. Bernie SandersBernie SandersHarris readies a Phase 2 as she seeks to rejuvenate campaign 2020 Dems put spotlight on disabilities issues Lee, Sanders introduce bill to tax Wall Street transactions MORE (I-Vt.) told NBC's Chuck Todd on "Meet the Press" Sunday.

"So, I think you allow the Mueller investigation to do its course. You fight against anybody who wants to impede that investigation. But I think it is too early to talk about impeachment."