Skip to comments.CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama ‘Feel as Though He’s Above the Law?’
Posted on 06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Nachum
After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, hes above the law.
Absolutely not, Carney replied. We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers if necessary, and that was certainly the case here.
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Johns also asked if Obamas deployment of signing statements was in line with his original view as candidate that restraint is called for in their use.
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What a coincidence that CNN reporter just happened to ask a question that Carney had a prepared written response for.
You don't see that every day.
I wonder if Joe Johns feels sad that he asked such a question?
I wish we could get a SCOTUS ruling on signing statements. every single President has done them ... and a LOT of them ...and we have no definitive ruling. I’ve never researched it even though I have done a lot of Constitutional litigation but it sure seems unconstitutional to me.
It’s not as easy as saying “above the law” because if “signing statements” ARE Constitutional then the POTUS (any of them) is well within his legal authority.
I just can’t stand them. We need a ruling.
If it were Bush, an assertion would have been made, not a question concerning attitude.
Almost exactly a year ago, Carney expressly stated that Obama would follow the law and consult with Congress before trading Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl.
The terms were proposed by the Taliban long ago. Suddenly, the Obama administration decides to accept them, and is in such a hurry they can't notify Congress. I wonder what changed?
Still think all the reporters except for CNN and MSNBC should vacate the premises during these worthless briefings until legitimate questioning is permitted by a free, not collaborative, press. Folks would get tired of that very soon.
Problem with that line of thought is that when you put that meme out there, it reverberates.
"Does Obama feels as though he is above the law?"
"Obama feels as though he is above the law."
It's like the apocryphal story about LBJ who accused his opponent of animal sodomy. His Chief of Staff said, "Sir! We have no evidence of this AT ALL!" and LBJ just smiled, and said, "I know. I just want to hear him deny he's a pig f***r."
That cartoon continues the slander against Richard III ...
Same kind of luck Obama had in the 'debates' when Candy Crowley magically had the statistics to take down Romney... That CNN - one lucky bunch...
So they just decided along time ago to throw it into the incinerator with the rest of the Constitution! Dark Lords ask permission of no one but their master, Satan!
“Daughter of Time” straightened me out on that issue.
Your King IS your law, impetuous cracker."
Al JAzeera is reporting that Begdahl was released as a result of a Pro-Islamic video.
Here is my advice to the Media...
“The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to wake up.”
Waiting for Hill’s
What difference does it make!
‘Al JAzeera is reporting that Begdahl was released as a result of a Pro-Islamic video.’
I take my hat off to you. Very good.
The little low life lying SOB cannot tell the truth even when he isn’t getting paid to lie, or maybe Obummer has something on him and he has to lie for free.
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