by James D. Robenalt
The pardon power may be absolute, but that does not mean it can be used in the commission of a crime by the chief executive.
SOURCE: The Hill
Jill Wine-Banks told MSNBC's "All In with Chris Hayes" that she believes she could bring a successful case against Trump, adding that there is "so much evidence" that Trump meant to obstruct the investigation into possible collusion between his campaign and Russia by firing Comey.
SOURCE: The Washington Post
Trump’s personal lawyer John Dowd sought to excuse the president’s tweet in part by telling Axios and NBC News on Monday that 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.”
SOURCE: The Brookings Institution
The study cites precedents from the Nixon and Clinton impeachments.
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