Legal beagle says POTUS has the right to decide who to investigate and who to stop investigating

James Comey says President Trump is a liar.

President Trump says James Comey is a liar.

Liar, liar, pants on fire!

Lawdy, I’m so glad George Washington never told a lie.

Now here’s something worth chewing on like gristle: Perhaps Trump had every right to fire Comey at will and to directly tell him to lay off Michael Flynn and stop investigating whether there was any collusion between the Trump campaign and our dear Russian friends.

Who says so?

Not me. Legal mumbo jumbo is all Latin to me even when it is in some English dialect.

Alan Dershowitz says so.

Dershowitz, Felix Frankfurter Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School who is a prominent scholar on United States constitutional law and criminal law and a leading defender of civil liberties, says the president has the authority to direct the FBI to stop investigating any individual and can, in theory, decide who to investigate, who to stop investigating, who to prosecute and who not to prosecute. The president is the head of the unified executive branch of government, and the Justice Department and the FBI work under him and he may order them to do what he wishes.

According to Dershowitz, who was a member of the famous (or infamous) O.J. Simpson legal dream team, the president had the right to order Comey to pogo stick down to Mar-a-Lago or have the FBI investigate why the wind messes with Trump’s comb-over.

Who knew?


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