Tucker Carlson Says He’s Rooting For Russia
The Fox News host asked why he should care about the conflict between Ukraine and Russia.
Because “preserving democracy is important,” his guest replied.
‘Presidents Are Not Kings’: Judge Orders Trump Lawyer Don McGahn To Testify Before Congress
“Stated simply, the primary takeaway from the past 250 years of recorded American history is that Presidents are not kings,” Jackson wrote. “This means that they do not have subjects, bound by loyalty or blood, whose destiny they are entitled to control. Rather, in this land of liberty, it is indisputable that current and former employees of the White House work for the People of the United States, and that they take an oath to protect and defend the Constitution of the United States. Moreover, as citizens of the United States, current and former senior-level presidential aides have constitutional rights, including the right to free speech, and they retain these rights even after they have transitioned back into private life.”
Judge tells Trump he’s not a king — the TRUMP is not so sure
Donald Trump is not going to like his Constitution 101 lesson: “Presidents are not kings.”
“PRESIDENTS ARE NOT KINGS”: FEDERAL JUDGE DESTROYS TRUMP’S “ABSOLUTE IMMUNITY” DEFENSE AGAINST IMPEACHMENT
Jackson’s 120-page ruling offers a brutal takedown of the White House’s beloved “absolute immunity” defense, which the judge describes as “baseless,” “a fiction that has been fastidiously maintained over time through the force of sheer repetition,” and as an idea that “simply has no basis in the law.” “To make the point as plain as possible, it is clear to this Court for the reasons explained above that, with respect to senior-level presidential aides, absolute immunity from compelled congressional process simply does not exist,” Jackson writes, claiming that the Justice Department’s insistence that it does exist “promotes a conception of separation-of-powers principles that gets these constitutional commands exactly backwards.” “In reality, it is a core tenet of this Nation’s founding that the powers of a monarch must be split between the branches of the government to prevent tyranny,” Jackson writes.
Noting That ‘Presidents Are Not Kings,’ Federal Judge Rules Don McGahn Must Submit to Congressional Subpoena
“This ruling means not only that McGahn must provide testimony, but so must a raft of administration officials who have been stonewalling Congress in attempts to protect this president.”