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Can Trump be charged with obstruction of justice?

His counsel, Mr Dowd, claims he cannot be charged with obstr trijocker12/04/17
Why yes, I believe he can. His lawyer's taking the blame for fettywap12/04/17
Yeah, good luck with that! A sitting President will not patenttrollnj12/04/17
No idea. Will never come up in my line of practice. jorgedeclaro12/04/17
Read up on Clinton. imoothereforeim12/04/17
the presidency does not grant immunity to the office-holder. dingbat12/04/17
Trump can be impeached for whatever Congress decides is a hi maverick12/08/17
trijocker (Dec 4, 2017 - 10:17 am)

His counsel, Mr Dowd, claims he cannot be charged with obstruction because he is the chief law enforcement officer under the Constitution.

"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" Dowd.

Axios quoted Bob Bauer, a New York University law professor and former White House counsel to Barack Obama, as saying: “It is certainly possible for a president to obstruct justice"

https://www.axios.com/exclusive-trump-lawyer-claims-the-president-cannot-obstruct-justice-2514742663.html

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fettywap (Dec 4, 2017 - 10:19 am)

Why yes, I believe he can. His lawyer's taking the blame for him right now.

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patenttrollnj (Dec 4, 2017 - 8:47 pm)

Yeah, good luck with that!

A sitting President will not be hauled into criminal court. That just won't happened, thus applying a criminal law to Trump's actions isn't applicable.

The issue is Impeachment, which is NOT a criminal trial. Impeachment is a political exercise, and right now the anti-Trump forces don't have the votes. If you want Trump removed, get more Democrats in the House and Senate in 2018, and then we can start talking impeachment.

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jorgedeclaro (Dec 4, 2017 - 8:50 pm)

No idea. Will never come up in my line of practice.

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imoothereforeim (Dec 4, 2017 - 8:52 pm)

Read up on Clinton.

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dingbat (Dec 4, 2017 - 10:04 pm)

the presidency does not grant immunity to the office-holder. Nowhere in the constitution does it say that. Trump put an originalist on the court, and a true originalist interpretation would let him fry

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maverick (Dec 8, 2017 - 1:50 pm)

Trump can be impeached for whatever Congress decides is a high crime or misdemeanor. It has nothing to do with proving any elements contained in any federal statute. It is purely a question of whether there are sufficient votes for the House to impeach him and the Senate to convict. If Congress wakes up and decides one day that Trump calling Warren "Pocahontas" is a misdemeanor, then they can impeach and convict.

That being said, the executive should be permitted to fire the FBI director. Also, he has the power of pardon so even if FBI charges someone he can immediately quash those charges. Trump could even issue a pardon before charges are brought which is what Ford did with Nixon.

Stop listening to fake news, they don't understand the law.

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