Re: [USA] the executive as the law

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Subject: Re: [USA] the executive as the law
From: here@toadsfoot.net (JAB)
Newsgroups: dictator.america
Date: Jun 06 2018 02:47:27
On Tue, 5 Jun 2018 16:31:43 -0400, RS Wood <rsw@therandymon.com>
wrote:

He added: “They are saying not just that the president is above the
law, but in effect that he is the law — that he is the personification
of justice and cannot obstruct himself. That is very stark and not very
persuasive.”


"This is already being referred to as "Nixonian," because Richard
Nixon said much the same thing in 1977 in an interview with David
Frost: "When the president does it, that means that it is not
illegal." The reaction to that statement from legal scholars,
historians, and pretty much everyone else was one of horror, because
if the most powerful office on earth is held by a megalomaniac who
believes that he is beyond the reach of the law, then the republic is
truly in peril."
....
....
"On July 27, 1974, the Senate Judiciary Committee passed articles of
impeachment against Richard Nixon, saying that he had "prevented,
obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice." Nixon resigned
before the full House could vote on his impeachment. Twenty-five years
later, after an investigation that had begun more than five years
before, the United States Senate voted on articles of impeachment for
President Bill Clinton, which used the same language, that he had
"prevented, obstructed, and impeded the administration of justice."

http://prospect.org/article/inevitably-trump-declares-he-above-law



Date Subject  Author
05.06. * [USA] the executive as the lawRS Wood
06.06. +- Re: [USA] the executive as the lawJAB
06.06. `- Re: [USA] the executive as the lawJAB

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