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"You cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional power to fire Comey and to tell the Justice Department who to investigate and who not to investigate." - Thus saith the liberal Dershowitz god! BOW DOWN!
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12/04/2017, 19:28:25

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Dershowitz: Obstruction Charges on Trump Would Bring 'Constitutional Crisis'


By Sandy Fitzgerald    |



If
Congress charged President Donald Trump with obstruction of justice for
firing former FBI Director James Comey, that would trigger a
constitutional crisis, Harvard Law professor emeritus Alan Dershowitz
argued Monday.

"I think if Congress ever were to charge him with
obstruction of justice for exercising his constitutional authority under
Article II, we'd have a constitutional crisis," Dershowitz told Fox News' "Fox & Friends" program.  

"You
cannot charge a president with obstruction of justice for exercising
his constitutional power to fire Comey and to tell the Justice
Department who to investigate and who not to investigate."

His comments were in response to those made by Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., who on Sunday told NBC News' "Meet the Press" program "what we're beginning to see is the putting together of a case of obstruction of justice."

President Donald Trump was quick to weigh in on Dershowitz' opinion, tweeting that the interview was a "must watch."

Dershowitz
further commented that presidents throughout the nation's history have
exercised their constitutional powers on investigations, said
Dershowitz.

"We have precedents that clearly establish that," he
said. "When George Bush, the first, pardoned Caspar Weinberger in order
to end the investigation that would have led to him, nobody suggested
obstruction of justice."

To bring such charges, there must be evidence of "clearly illegal acts," Dershowitz continued.

"With
[Richard] Nixon, hush money was paid," he said, "[There was] telling
people to lie, destroying evidence. Even with [Bill] Clinton they said
that he tried to influence potential witnesses not to tell the truth.
But there's never been a case in history where a president has been
charged with obstruction of justice for merely exercising his
constitutional authority."

Dershowitz said that he hopes special
counsel Robert Mueller, who is in charge of the probe into possible
links between Russia and Trump's 2016 campaign, does not press charges
against the president.

"That would cause a constitutional crisis
in the United States, and I hope Mueller doesn't do that," said
Dershowitz. "Sen. Feinstein simply doesn't know what she's talking
about, when she says it's obstruction of justice, to do what a president
is completely authorized to do under the Constitution."

Trump
also has the authority to speak to members of Congress, ask that the
investigation be wrapped up, said Dershowitz, but Congress has the power
to invoke the Constitution's provision for separation of powers.

"You
can't have obstruction of justice by each party exercising their
authority," said Dershowitz. "The president could have pardoned [former
national security adviser] Michael Flynn if he were really thinking
about trying to end this investigation."

Had that happened, Flynn would not have cooperated with the prosecution, or had been indicted, said Dershowitz.

"I
think the fact that the president hasn't pardoned Flynn, even though he
has the power to do so, is very good evidence there's no obstruction of
justice going on here," he added.


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(Sung to the tune of the memorable '70s disco hit, "Get Down, and BOO-GIE-EE-EE-EE...)

IPSTINK ING KNEE-GRO-O-O-O-O-O-O-O...

I know it seems irrelevant, but in the post-Obama Democrat pinko/commie era, it is ENTIRELY relevant!

Hell, they're even touting Moochelle or that rat bayastahd ex-CA atty general Kamala Harris as candidates for POTUS in 2020.

Both are "IPSTINK ING KNEE-GRO-O-O-O-OS".

And wymyn. Double the grievance, double the commie.

Let's stick with white male conservative adults to run this country. There's
no need to toss the baby out with the bathwater. Our freedom depends on it.

LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE










LIBERTY HAS NO EXPIRATION DATE

Democrats wouldn't buy a clue if it was government subsidized.



Modified by TEEBONE at Mon, Dec 04, 2017, 20:38:50


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