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“The idea that the president could… just work his will on the investigation of civil or criminal offenses… with corrupt motives, is just an affront to the idea of the president as a public trustee and subject to law.”

2018-06-05

“We overthrew control by a monarchy, and the Constitution signals in multiple places that the president is subject to law,” said Peter Shane, an Ohio State University law professor and co-author of a separation-of-powers casebook.

“The idea that the president could — regardless of his motive — just work his will on the investigation of civil or criminal offenses, that the Constitution frees him to act with corrupt motives, is just an affront to the idea of the president as a public trustee and subject to law.”

From the New York Times, in an article yesterday, “Trump and His Lawyers Embrace a Vision of Vast Executive Power”

(illustration courtesy of pixabay.com)

 

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