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Trumpís idea of executive power is also impeachment defense
The Associated Press ^ | January 25, 2020 | By COLLEEN LONG and MICHAEL WARREN

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 Trump’s 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.

Trump’s 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 it’s not illegal,” has a president come close to making an assertion of power as sweeping as Trump’s.

(Excerpt) Read more at apnews.com ...


TOPICS: Constitution/Conservatism; Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 2020electionbias; americanpravda; apbias; bias; buttociatedpress; colleenlong; dnctalkingpoints; impeachment; journalism; media; michaelwarren; orwelliannightmare; stalinisttactics; yellowjournalism
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1 posted on 01/25/2020 4:26:57 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer
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To: Oldeconomybuyer
But this guy was just great, right AP?


2 posted on 01/25/2020 4:28:19 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

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.


3 posted on 01/25/2020 4:31:56 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: SkyPilot

4 posted on 01/25/2020 4:33:12 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“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...


5 posted on 01/25/2020 4:33:45 AM PST by richardtavor
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

What no BARF ALERT?


6 posted on 01/25/2020 4:34:52 AM PST by heshtesh
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To: richardtavor
A hipster douchette who thinks history began the day she got a degree.


7 posted on 01/25/2020 4:37:09 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: a fool in paradise
What's her degree in? Dinsinformation, dirty tricks and propaganda? Was she trained by Lavrentiy Beria and the Soviet Secret Police?
8 posted on 01/25/2020 4:46:06 AM PST by SmokingJoe
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Gee whiz, yet another msm article written by at least two people. Is the msm even capable of writing a story by themself?


9 posted on 01/25/2020 4:47:20 AM PST by MuttTheHoople
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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.

http://www.bu.edu/articles/2010/howard-zinn-dies/

Card carrying Communist yet it never was mentioned in his obituary.


10 posted on 01/25/2020 4:50:37 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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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.


11 posted on 01/25/2020 4:51:54 AM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

It’s called being President.


12 posted on 01/25/2020 4:55:30 AM PST by Williams (Stop Tolerating The Intolerant)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Delusional No wonder almost nobody trusts or pays much attention to these media outlets anymore


13 posted on 01/25/2020 4:57:33 AM PST by faithhopecharity ( ¬ďPoliticians are not born; they are excreted.¬Ē Marcus Tullius Cicero (106 to 43 BCE))
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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.


14 posted on 01/25/2020 4:57:47 AM PST by redshawk ( I want my red balloon. ( https://youtu.be/V12H2mteniE))
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To: Williams

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.


15 posted on 01/25/2020 5:01:16 AM PST by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: a fool in paradise
Reporters were really "tough" on him for 8 years....ya know.


16 posted on 01/25/2020 5:03:08 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: a fool in paradise
A hipster douchette who thinks history began the day she got a degree.

Exactly.

COLLEEN LONG - AP

17 posted on 01/25/2020 5:05:57 AM PST by SkyPilot ("I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me." John 14:6)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

“Why’d you wait until 2019 to discuss this with him???”

Elected April 2019
https://simple.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volodymyr_Zelensky


18 posted on 01/25/2020 5:14:13 AM PST by a fool in paradise (We need a tax to stamp out Communism- If you espouse Marxism we’ll redistribute all of your money.)
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To: Oldeconomybuyer

Now they’re 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 Trump’s being President, which Democrats don’t like.

They happen not to like his political views but they’re now an impeachable offense. Geez.


19 posted on 01/25/2020 5:15:10 AM PST by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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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.......


20 posted on 01/25/2020 5:28:42 AM PST by cranked
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