Protect Democracy | The Argument Against Presidential Immunity – Protect Democracy

For example: The President has claimed that he has the “absolute right” to do what he wants with the Justice Department, including shutting down or obstructing any federal investigation of himself and initiating investigation of his perceived political enemies. The President and his lawyers have argued that he is absolutely immune from criminal process and he need not cooperate with a legitimate criminal investigation. Indeed, President Trump’s lawyers have told a court that the president could not be prosecuted or even investigated if he shot someone in broad daylight. The President and his attorneys have claimed that the president can ignore congressional subpoenas, and that he and his aides are absolutely immune from congressional requests for documents and testimony, even in an impeachment investigation. The president and his attorneys have argued that Congress cannot use impeachment to hold him accountable for obstructing investigations into himself. The president’s attorneys have asserted that the president is immune from being sued in state court, even if the lawsuit concerns unofficial, pre-office conduct. The administration has repeatedly argued that courts have no power to order the president to stop taking unlawful actions. The president has insisted that he has the “absolute right” to pardon himself.

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