Tuesday, June 5, 2018
Check it Out: Law Profs Respond to Trump Attorneys: Yes, the President is Subject to Law
Check out the response to President Trump's attorneys by a group of prominent ConLawProfs, organized by Protect Democracy. (We posted on President Trump's attorneys' letter here.) Their conclusion:
The Office of the President is not a get out of jail free card for lawless behavior. Indeed, our country's Founders made it clear in the Declaration of Independence that they did not believe that even a king had such powers; they specifically cited King George's obstruction of justice as among the "injuries and usurpations" that justified independence. Our Founders would not have created--and did not create--a Constitution that would permit the President to use his powers to violate the laws for corrupt and self-interested reasons.
In sum, both Article II and the criminal laws of this country forbid the president from engaging in corrupt and self-dealing conduct, even when exercising Article II powers to execute the laws.
Interesting post. Equality of law for all needs to be emphasized. No administrative office or position is above the law. It’s as simple as that.
Posted by: Fredrick Carter | Jun 11, 2018 4:40:46 AM