Skip to comments.Trumpís idea of executive power is also impeachment defense
Posted on 01/25/2020 4:26:57 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
Donald Trump has always been a man of absolutes.
Something is the best or the worst, a person is a winner or a total loser, an event has never happened before, even when it has.
Absolutism was the unwritten credo of his career in business and is the guiding light of his presidency as he makes an assertion rarely heard from an American president: that he can do as he pleases.
Now that approach faces its ultimate test as a foundation of Trumps defense in his impeachment trial, namely that he is cloaked with unrestrained authority. How that question is answered, both by the Senate in the impeachment trial and by voters in November, will define how Americans view the concept of presidential power.
Trumps position reaches well beyond the charges of abuse of power and obstruction of justice made in the articles of impeachment the Senate is now considering. The views were outlined in papers by his legal team and are expected in arguments in the trial as soon as Saturday.
I have the right to do whatever I want as president, Trump declared last year, citing Article II of the Constitution. It gives me all of these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before.
Not since Richard Nixon told the interviewer David Frost, When a president does it, it means its not illegal, has a president come close to making an assertion of power as sweeping as Trumps.
(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...
Are COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL WARREN 14 year olds who believe that Barack Hussein Ubama didn’ do nuttin’ when they were singing praise songs to Him-m-m-m?
Such sh!tty yellow journalism from the Leftists at AssPress these days.
I have the right to do whatever I want as president, Trump declared last year, citing Article II of the Constitution. It gives me all of these rights at a level nobody has ever seen before. As usual, these asses use every quote out of context. Trump did say this, but it was in response to the bogus question “How can you fire Comey?” He certainly can, and does have the right to fire whomever he wants who works in the Executive Branch without cause. I used to respond to these liars, but no more. If you do write them, it only gives them the idea that people are reading their crap...
What no BARF ALERT?
Gee whiz, yet another msm article written by at least two people. Is the msm even capable of writing a story by themself?
I assume journalism.
She’s too young to have learned from Howard Zinn directly (but probably read his Communist History of America in school) but Howard Zinn spent years at Boston University teaching journalism students.
Card carrying Communist yet it never was mentioned in his obituary.
They’re going to need their support animals starting at 10am this morning. ......the fact that tripe like this gets published epitomizes our news agencies. ...such nasty, hateful people.
It’s called being President.
Delusional No wonder almost nobody trusts or pays much attention to these media outlets anymore
I know. Out of context is right.
Did you hear the rat managers twist Trumps words during the Hillary debate where Trump said, hey Russia, maybe you can find the 33,000 emails? Over and over they used that joke as proof of Trumps collusion.
These people are nasty snakes. Lie, cheat, or steal. ..anything to make the deal.
Indeed, there is “overwhelming evidence” the President was doing his job — making sure US foreign aid was being administered properly and telling an over-reaching House to go pound sand.
COLLEEN LONG - AP
“Why’d you wait until 2019 to discuss this with him???”
Elected April 2019
Now theyre going after him in the Democrat media for firing Yovanovitch. Who cares?
All of this has has nothing to do with committing a crime. It has to do with Trumps being President, which Democrats dont like.
They happen not to like his political views but theyre now an impeachable offense. Geez.
Can the writers of this POS article, LongIdiot and WarrenIdiot, remind me again of how many times ObamaIdiot used Executive Privilege, kkthx.....?! You know, like when he covered Holder with EP, etc.......
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