HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » General Discussion (Forum) » Question....Can Trump Par... » Reply #13

Response to Stuart G (Original post)

Tue Jul 31, 2018, 09:10 PM

13. presidential self-pardon would make Constitution meaningless

BY ANDREW B. ARNOLD
06/13/18 04:30 PM EDT

Recently, President Trump claimed that he had the “absolute right” to pardon himself. His lawyer Rudy Giuliani made this claim even more ludicrous. He said Trump could commit murder, pardon himself, and go on as if nothing ever happened ...

... CNBC brought in a dozen experts to debate the issue. John Yoo and other defenders of broad executive power coyly balanced their opinions. He could pardon himself, they said, but he shouldn't ...

... the claim to self-pardon is a claim that any president can violate the Constitutional law of the land and get away with it.

Yet, the Constitution says the opposite. One of the president’s major duties is to “take Care that the Laws be faithfully executed” ...
http://thehill.com/opinion/energy-environment/392118-a-presidential-self-pardon-would-make-the-constitution-meaningless

Reply to this post

Back to OP Alert abuse Link to post in-thread

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 14 replies Author Time Post
Stuart G Jul 2018 OP
beachbum bob Jul 2018 #1
dameatball Jul 2018 #2
Roland99 Jul 2018 #3
Eyeball_Kid Jul 2018 #7
brooklynite Jul 2018 #9
hlthe2b Jul 2018 #4
manor321 Jul 2018 #5
dlk Jul 2018 #6
LanternWaste Jul 2018 #8
Fullduplexxx Jul 2018 #11
Fullduplexxx Jul 2018 #10
struggle4progress Jul 2018 #12
LineNew Reply presidential self-pardon would make Constitution meaningless
struggle4progress Jul 2018 #13
Buckeyeblue Jul 2018 #14
Please login to view edit histories.