“The president cannot obstruct justice”


“The president cannot obstruct justice because he is the chief law enforcement officer under (the Constitution’s Article II) and has every right to express his view of any case,” [President Trump’s personal lawyer John] Dowd told NBC News Monday.

Damn, that sounds familiar…oh yeah:

Well, someone else shares that view.

Here’s the original:

Nixon’s admission was shocking precisely because it revealed a fundamental misunderstanding of what it means to be an elected leader in a nation of laws. The quote from the current President’s lawyer should scare you for exactly the same reason.

Comments

  1. Ogvorbis: Swimming without a parachute. says

    Back in college, I took a course in political theory. Not a fun course.

    One bit that I do remember, though, was my professor stating that a really good working definition of fascism, in addition to the fetishization of action for actions sake, in addition to the worship of the military, in addition to extreme xenophobia, nationalism and perceived victimhood, was the idea that the government, or the head of government, cannot break the law. Yup. Trump is a fascist. What he says is the law.

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