Trump couldn’t be prosecuted if he shot someone on Fifth Avenue, lawyer claims
- Attorney argues president is immune from ‘local pressures’
- Trump is seeking to block release of tax returns in New York
One of Donald Trump’s personal lawyers has argued to judges that the president cannot be investigated by local authorities while he is in office, even if he murdered someone on Fifth Avenue in New York.
William Consovoy, a personal attorney for Trump, tried to convince judges during a trial on Wednesday that Trump can reject a subpoena for his tax returns on grounds of presidential immunity.THE GUARDIAN
YOUTUBE VIDEO I COULD SHOOT SOMEONE AND GET AWAY WITH IT…
The same voters who expressed outrage at President Clinton’s affair with his secretary and his lack of “family values” seem to have no problem with President Trump’s extramarital affair with a porn star named Stormy Daniels. Voters who insisted that President Obama was born outside the U.S. (he wasn’t) and thus had an allegiance to a foreign power seem to have no problem with President Trump enlisting a foreign power to investigate a political rival. Right-to-life voters seem unmoved by images of children being held in cages, separated from their families, simply because they are immigrants. Family values voters still support President Trump even after his own admission that he gropes women because he can get away with it.
Abuse of power,
in the form of “malfeasance in office” or “official misconduct,” is the commission of an unlawful act, done in an official capacity, which affects the performance of official duties. Malfeasance in office is often grounds for a for cause removal of an elected official by statute or recall election. Abuse of power can also mean a person using the power they have for their own personal gain.
Trump’s former acting AG: Presidential abuses of power aren’t illegal
After Donald Trump forced Attorney General Jeff Sessions from his post for failing to be as overtly political as the president wanted him to be, the reins of the Justice Department were temporarily handed to a man named Matt Whitaker. No one at the White House had bothered to vet Whitaker, and almost immediately, it became obvious that someone in the West Wing should’ve looked into this guy’s background.
Indeed, Whitaker was not only manifestly unqualified, the Iowa Republican had been at the center of a series of unfortunate controversies, including his role in an alleged scam operation he helped lead.MSNBC
Trump’s Extortion of Ukraine Is an Impeachable Abuse of Power
The Historical Pedigree of Non-Criminal, Abuse of Power as an Impeachable Offense
Impeachable abuses have never required proof of crime. Mr. Trump’s behavior is a classic example of abuse of presidential power for personal or political gain, and is therefore properly impeachable.