Dershowitz: ‘You Cannot Charge a President With Obstruction for Exercising His Constitutional Power’

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    This is for all the forum idiots who think Mueller can charge Trump with obstruction of justice:


    Monday on Fox News Channel’s “Fox & Friends,” Harvard law professor Alan Dershowitz batted down the merit of obstruction of justice charges aimed at President Donald Trump for what he said was exercising his constitutional power and authority regarding the firing of then-FBI Director James Comey and instructing the Department of Justice what to and not to investigate.

    “If Congress were to ever charge him with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under Article 2, we’d have a constitutional crisis,” he explained. “You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and his constitutional authority to tell the Justice Department who to investigate, who not to investigate. That’s what Thomas Jefferson did. That’s what Lincoln did. That’s what Roosevelt did. We have precedents that clearly establish that.”

     
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    liberals are going to be worse then ever when they find out that this is not going to work
     
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    Well, it's almost irrelevant. Just screaming for impeachment appears to be a pretty widespread campaign strategy we can expect.

    Could be a good electoral strategy, depending on where you're doing it.
     
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    NBC is sqauwking about it now...they think they've got him now!!!!!!

    Morons
     
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    Poor Joy Blowhard. She was so excited she was soaking her Depends as she read the bogus information about Flynn. But alas, that too was.....FAKE NEWS.
     
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    The audience of The View started cheering when Joy Behar read the fake news about Flynn.
     
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    So the president is above the law ?
     
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    Reminder who Dershowitz is...

    FUCKING TRUMP LOVING RIGHT WINGER ALAN DERSHOWITZ?

    What does that guy know about the Constitution?

    Oh....

    Alan Dershowitz - Wikipedia

    Alan Morton Dershowitz (born September 1, 1938) is an American lawyer and author. He is a scholar of United States constitutional law and criminal law, and a leading defender of civil liberties.He spent most of his career at Harvard Law School where in 1967, at the age of 28, he became the youngest full professor of law in its history.
     
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    What part of "for Exercising His Constitutional Power" didn't you understand?
     
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    YES


    On June 20, 2012, President Barack Obama asserted executive privilege, his first, to withhold certain Department of Justice documents related to the ongoing Operation Fast and Furious controversy ahead of a United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform vote to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in Contempt of Congress for refusing to produce the documents.

    Later the same day, the United States House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform voted 23–17 along party lines to hold Attorney General Holder in contempt of Congress over not releasing documents regarding Fast and Furious.

    Executive privilege was also used in a lawsuit stemming from the 2012 implementation of the "Net Worth Sweep" against Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac. The Obama administration did not disclose roughly 11,000 documents from the plaintiffs in the discovery process as they related to the reasoning behind the 2012 actions.
     
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