Loc: Somewhere out there
Originally Posted By: cwjga
Monday’s announcement in the federal courtroom in Las Vegas should concern every American who carries with him or her an understanding of, and appreciation for, the rule of law. The judge’s findings should frighten every American. Why? Because they document and confirm how easily any one of us could wind up like Cliven Bundy -- the victim of overzealous, dishonest and vindictive government employees; including, most disturbing, those within the Department of Justice.
All Americans should be concerned about the rule of law. They should be concerned this could happen to them. And the biggest concern should be Donald Trump who has no understanding at all of the rule of law.
The President is the law, according to Donald Trump's personal attorney, John Dowd.
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 told Axios' Mike Allen on Monday.
For most people, Dowd's pronouncement echoed President Richard Nixon's infamous assertion to British interviewer David Frost that "when the President does it, that means that it is not illegal."
For me, it sounded a lot like Sly Stallone's pronouncement in "Judge Dredd": "I am the law!"
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