Trump’s attorneys should read founding documents
In a confidential letter on Jan. 29 to Robert Mueller, Donald Trump’s attorneys assert that with reference to Russia, Trump “as the chief law enforcement officer could neither constitutionally nor legally constitute obstruction because that would amount to him obstructing himself and that he could if he wished, terminate the inquiry, or even exercise his power to pardon if he so desired.”
Whoa! Donald J. Trump is not a czar and, despite focused efforts to do so, has not achieved the status of a dictator. Whatever the demands of his office and whatever his privileges as president, he is simply a citizen of the United States.
The United States is a democracy. No president is above the law. Donald Trump’s attorneys should read our founding documents, especially the Declaration of Independence.
It is important to remember that the American people will not put up with a despot. — Judith Hurley, San Jose