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Title: Dershowitz: Come On, You Can’t Charge Trump With Obstruction
Source: Hot Air
URL Source: https://hotair.com/archives/2017/12 ... witter.com&utm_campaign=buffer
Published: Dec 4, 2017
Author: ED MORRISSEY
Post Date: 2017-12-04 17:23:24 by Gatlin
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Views: 207
Comments: 13

Can Congress impeach Donald Trump for obstruction of justice in the firing of James Comey? Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) made that argument yesterday on NBC’s Meet the Press, telling Chuck Todd that the Senate Judiciary Committee has nearly completed its review of the matter. Feinstein argued that Trump’s action in firing Comey for his refusal to “lift the cloud” by stating publicly that Trump was not a target of the FBI investigation amounts to obstruction of justice.

Nonsense, constitutional law expert Alan Dershowitz told Fox News this morning. Presidents cannot obstruct justice by exercising legitimate authority under Article II of the US Constitution, Dershowitz argues, and that includes the authority to direct the Department of Justice and the FBI, as well as replacing its political appointees (via Townhall’s Leah Barkoukis):

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#1. To: Gatlin (#0)

Fine, but it's also true that Congress could impeach a president for eating a ham sandwich. Impeachment is as much a constitutional perogative of Congress as is firing an FBI director is for a president.

Pinguinite  posted on  2017-12-04   18:46:27 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#2. To: Pinguinite (#1)

Fine, but it's also true that Congress could impeach a president for eating a ham sandwich.

They can, but removing a President is tough. And if you don't succeed in removing him, he can use the full power of his office to investigate, disclose and destroy those who seek to destroy him.

So, if they really want to impeach, let them.

Recall what happened to all of the leaders of the effort to impeach Clinton.

Most of the Republican leadership had their own sexual affairs exposed and were driven from office or disgraced.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-12-04   22:41:00 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#5. To: Vicomte13 (#2)

Most of the Republican leadership had their own sexual affairs exposed and were driven from office or disgraced.

Your just making stuff up. Name these folks in leadership duri g impeachment that were driven out. There weren't any except maybe Newt.

A K A Stone  posted on  2017-12-06   7:16:55 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#6. To: A K A Stone (#5)

You don’t remember Vitter, or Barr, or the bathroom foot-nudging cruiser from the Northwest. You’re a partisan, and you overlook the sins of your side. Democrats do the same.

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-12-06   7:24:51 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#7. To: Vicomte13 (#6)

I don't look the other way. I despise all globalist.

You threw out a couple of names. But they weren't the leadership. It doesn't matter it was a minor issue I brought up. Have a good day.

A K A Stone  posted on  2017-12-06   8:01:28 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#9. To: A K A Stone (#7)

Vitter was elected Speaker of the House! He stepped down because his affairs were exposed. Legalism is not your friend. Democrats and Republicans play that game on each other. Independents hold each party responsible for what the scumbags in their ranks do. Barr led the House prosecution. Vitter was to be Speaker. "Not leadership" is a legalistic defense. Democrats do that, and look ridiculous, and Republicans rightly take the Mickey out of them for doing it.

When Republicans do the same thing, they don't see their own hypocrisy, Democrats scream like Republicans did when the shoe was on the other foot.

And Independents like me look at both parties as fundamentally dishonest and unrepresentative of our beliefs or interests.

Republicans and Democrats don't seem to care about this, until election time, when both sides court us for our votes. The side that just behaved in a straightforward, honest way and that always represented, as first priority, the interests of the working middle class (and did not privilege the interests of the the welfare poor, or the rich) would win every election.

That's why Trump won. The Democrats hate him for being a Democratic. And Republican insiders despise him because he doesn't represent their interests, but the working middle class, which they call "populism" and disdain (because it's money out of their pockets).

Vicomte13  posted on  2017-12-06   10:53:18 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#10. To: Vicomte13, hondo68, Deckard, sneakypete (#9) (Edited)

Vitter was elected Speaker of the House! He stepped down because his affairs were exposed. Legalism is not your friend. Democrats and Republicans play that game on each other.

Hold on Vic...Vitter is the exception.

You mean The DEMS play that game. And win ALL the time. Their games, their rules. And why? Because they own and use the media as a PR sledgehammer against Republicans. (NOTE: I'm NOT saying Pubbies aren't guilty of their own shenanigans.)

Start with Uncle Teddy. Bubba Clinton. Hillary. Look at Conyers. Or now Liz Warren (now busted for using a secret “Slush Fund” To Funnel Billions Into Left-Wing Causes through the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau [CFPB]). ALL HAVED SKATED AND WILL SKATE.

Pubbies get busted - even for Jaywalking. Or in Trent Lott's case, for merely celebrating the birthday of a Senator in the 1950s.

Democrats are a TOTALLY DIFFERENT story, held to an exclusive ethical standard. They play "Kangaroo Court" in the arena of public opinion when it comes to Republicans, twisted and warped by a colluding media.

Liberator  posted on  2017-12-06   11:11:39 ET  Reply   Untrace   Trace   Private Reply  


#13. To: Liberator (#10)

Democrats are a TOTALLY DIFFERENT story, held to an exclusive ethical standard. They play "Kangaroo Court" in the arena of public opinion when it comes to Republicans, twisted and warped by a colluding media.

IMHO,this makes the alleged Republicans even more evil than their Dim masters. Anyone that won't even defend themselves deserves everything bad that happens to them.

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