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and tackling in this debate tonight. thank you. O. really, Need excuse to get out of meeting. He illegally leaked CLASSIFIED INFORMATION but doesn’t understand what he did or how serious it is. your — argue (ph) — brought that up early, Today,” (Trump lawyer Mark Corallo,S. and was Strzok at the core of the conspiracy‘ Judge Andrew Napolitano” (Trump tweet June 26 2018) “He is a disgrace to our country he’s a disgrace to the great FBI A disgrace And how he is still being paid is beyond belief” (Trump interview July 16 2018) 149 Deep state Trump has also borrowed a phrase from authoritarian regimes which refers to a supposed resistance within the government “Charles McCullough the respected fmr Intel Comm Inspector General said public was misled on Crooked Hillary Emails ‘Emails endangered National Security’ Why aren’t our deep State authorities looking at this Rigged & corrupt @TuckerCarlson @seanhannity” (Trump tweet Nov 28 2017) “The House of Representatives seeks contempt citations() against the JusticeDepartment and the FBI for withholding key documents and an FBI witness which could shed light on surveillance of associates of Donald Trump Big stuff Deep State Give this information NOW @FoxNews” (Trump tweet Nov 29 2017) “Crooked Hillary Clintons top aid Huma Abedin has been accused of disregarding basic security protocols She put Classified Passwords into the hands of foreign agents Remember sailors pictures on submarine Jail Deep State Justice Dept must finally act Also on Comey & others” (Trump tweet Jan 2 2018) “Look how things have turned around on the Criminal Deep State They go after Phony Collusion with Russia a made up Scam and end up getting caught in a major SPY scandal the likes of which this country may never have seen before What goes around comes around” (Trump tweet May 23 2018) The Constitution A member of Congress holds up a pocket US Constitution as members of Congress hold a press conference on June 20 2017 SAUL LOEB—AFP/Getty Images 150 The president cannot commit obstruction of justice Trump’s lawyers have argued that he can’t commit obstruction of justice since he oversees the nation’s prosecutors “It remains our position that the President’s actions here by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself and that he could if he wished terminate the inquiry or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired” (Dowd and Sekulow letter to Robert Mueller Jan 29 2018) “You might want to say he has very broad powers and somebody who wants to question that under Article Two has a big big burden of showing that there is no innocent explanation for what he did” (Giuliani interview with NBC News June 3 2018) 151 He can’t be subpoenaed… They’ve also argued that executive powers mean he can’t be subpoenaed by prosecutors “In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted … I don’t know how you can indict while he’s in office No matter what it is … If he shot James Comey he’d be impeached the next day Impeach him and then you can do whatever you want to do to him” (Giuliani interview with HuffPost June 3 2018) “Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department wrote a memo at the conclusion of the Clinton thing the Clinton administration and said you cannot indict a sitting president nor can you compel process” (Giuliani interview with ABC News June 3 2018) “That’s the part of it I agree with the most Can’t be indicted can’t be questioned because it interferes with the presidency And we think we also have a very good argument in a practical sense” (Giuliani interview with NBC News June 3 2018) 152 …or indicted… And they’ve argued that he can’t be indicted “In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted … I don’t know how you can indict while hes in office No matter what it is … If he shot James Comey he’d be impeached the next day Impeach him and then you can do whatever you want to do to him” (Giuliani interview with HuffPost June 3 2018) “Office of Legal Counsel in the Justice Department wrote a memo at the conclusion of the Clinton thing the Clinton administration and said you cannot indict a sitting president nor can you compel process” (Giuliani interview with ABC News June 3 2018) “That’s the part of it I agree with the most Can’t be indicted can’t be questioned because it interferes with the presidency And we think we also have a very good argument in a practical sense” (Giuliani interview with NBC News June 3 2018) 153 …the only constitutional remedy for a crime is impeachment… Instead they have said that the only constitutional remedy to presidential misbehavior is impeachment by the House of Representatives leading to a trial in the Senate “In no case can he be subpoenaed or indicted … I don’t know how you can indict while hes in office No matter what it is … If he shot James Comey he’d be impeached the next day Impeach him and then you can do whatever you want to do to him” (Giuliani interview with HuffPost June 3 2018) 154 …which Democrats will do even if Trump did nothing wrong Trump has argued that Democrats would impeach him regardless of the facts “We have to keep the House because if we listen to Maxine Waters she’s going around saying ‘We will impeach him’ ‘We will impeach him’ Then people said He hasnt done anything wrong’ … Oh that doesnt matter we will impeach the president’” (Trump campaign rally April 28 2018) 155 He could even end the Mueller investigation… Trump’s lawyers have asserted as part of a broad view of his presidential powers that he could order the investigation ended “And when Nixon came along [inaudible] was pretty brutal and out of courtesy the FBI started reporting to the Department of Justice But there was nothing official there was nothing from Congress There was nothing anything But the FBI person really reports directly to the president of the United States which is interesting You know which is interesting” (Trump interview with the New York Times July 19 2017) “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department But for purposes of hopefully thinking Im going to be treated fairly I’ve stayed uninvolved with this particular matter” (Trump interview with the New York Times Dec 28 2017) “It remains our position that the Presidents actions here by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself and that he could if he wished terminate the inquiry or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired” (Dowd and Sekulow letter to Robert Mueller Jan 29 2018) “Because of the fact that they have this witch hunt going on with people in the Justice Department that shouldnt be there they have a witch hunt against the President of the United States going on I’ve taken the position and I dont have to take this position and maybe I’ll change that I will not be involved with the Justice Department I will wait until this is over” (Trump interview with Fox News April 26 2018) “Does this mean he can terminate any federal investigation “Well yeah That that is pretty clear I mean the-the-the power of the attorney general he’s a presidential appointee … I’m saying constitutionally it sure looks that way … The Department of Justice is a creature of the president I know based on presidential rulings meaning the discretion of the president Justice Department is given a certain amount of independence I am tremendously in favor of that But that’s all the president’s decision” (Giuliani interview with NBC News June 3 2018) “I have tried to stay uninvolved with the Department of Justice and FBI (although I do not legally have to) because of the now totally discredited and very expensive Witch Hunt currently going on” (Trump tweet June 25 2018) 156 …fire Mueller… They’ve even said he could fire Mueller directly or indirectly “Q: Is the President considering whether or not he will fire or seek to have Robert Mueller fired as the Special Counsel SANDERS: While the President has the right to he has no intention to do so” (Huckabee Sanders press briefing June 13 2017) “Q: Does the President believe he has the power to fire Special Counsel Robert Mueller Does he believe thats within his power SANDERS: Certainly believes he has the power to do so … Again weve been advised that the President certainly has the power to make that decision” (Huckabee Sanders press briefing April 10 2018) “Q: Why dont you just fire Mueller … THE PRESIDENT: Well I think its a disgrace whats going on Well see what happens But I think its really a sad situation when you look at what happened And many people have said ‘You should fire him‘” (Trump press remarks April 9 2018) “If I wanted to fire Robert Mueller in December as reported by the Failing New York Times I would have fired him Just more Fake News from a biased newspaper” (Trump tweet April 12 2018) 157 …or pardon himself if he wanted to And they’ve argued that he could pardon himself a view that runs afoul of English common law traditions that no person should be the judge of their own case “While all agree the U S President has the complete power to pardon why think of that when only crime so far is LEAKS against us FAKE NEWS” (Trump tweet July 22 2017) “It remains our position that the Presidents actions here by virtue of his position as the chief law enforcement officer could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself and that he could if he wished terminate the inquiry or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired” (Dowd and Sekulow letter to Robert Mueller Jan 29 2018) “As has been stated by numerous legal scholars I have the absolute right to PARDON myself but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong In the meantime the never ending Witch Hunt led by 13 very Angry and Conflicted Democrats (& others) continues into the mid-terms” (Trump tweet June 4 2018) “Yes I do have an absolute right to pardon myself but I’ll never have to do it because I didn’t do anything wrong and everybody knows it” (Trump press remarks June 8 2018) 158 Anyway the real scandal is that Mueller’s probe is unconstitutional And finally Trump has argued that the special counsel itself is unconstitutional “The appointment of the Special Counsel is totally UNCONSTITUTIONAL Despite that we play the game because I unlike the Democrats have done nothing wrong” (Trump tweet June 4 2018) ” Look scholars have raised a number of questions about the legality of the Special Counsel process The President has made his views about the Special Counsel very clear” (Huckabee Sanders press briefing June 4 2018) Paul Manafort’s past dealings Paul Manafort former campaign manager for Donald Trump arrives to the US Courthouse for a bond hearing in Washington DC.