The Democrats have pushed this from an Intelligence Investigation to a Criminal Prosecution. BUT THERE IS NO CRIME TO PROSECUTE!!
Dems want President Trump and anyone else in the way out of office and Russia is a mere means to an end. Mike Flynn is gone and Attorney General Jeff Sessions is the next target. There’s still no evidence of a crime, whole thing is a hoax.
Glenn Beck reports:
One of the great legal minds today is liberal Alan Dershowitz. Talking with Anderson Cooper on CNN following the release of James Comey’s seven-page statement, Dershowitz had this to say:
Well, first of all, let’s look at the big constitutional picture. The president could have told Comey, “You are commanded, directed to drop the prosecution against Flynn.” The president has the right to do that. Comey acknowledges that. He says in the statement that historically, historically presidents have done that to the Justice Department.
The past few years we’ve had a tradition of separation, but that tradition doesn’t create crime. And remember also what the president could have done. He could have said to Comey, “Stop this investigation. I am now pardoning Flynn.”
“Two important points there, in what Dershowitz said. And one that’s key in saying there was a tradition of separation between the Executive Branch and the Department of Justice, even though the head of the FBI and the attorney general all serve at the behest of the president. But he said, tradition does not make a crime,” Mike Opelka said, filling in for Glenn on radio.
That’s what President Bush did. In the beginning of the investigation of Caspar Weinberger, which could have led back to the White House, to the first President Bush. President Bush on the eve of the trial pardoned Caspar Weinberger, pardoned six people, and special counsel Walsh said this is outrageous. He’s stopping the investigation. Nobody talked about obstruction of justice. You cannot have obstruction of justice, when the president exercises his constitutional authority to pardon, his constitutional authority to fire the director of the FBI or his constitutional authority to tell the director of the FBI who to prosecute, who not to prosecute. So let’s get out of the weeds, and let’s look at the big constitutional picture. “
So there it is. From one of the most respected legal minds in the country, who also happens to be a liberal. You cannot have obstruction of justice here,” Opelka said.