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Osborne Russell
10-01-2018, 08:19 PM
Lawrence Tribe is a constitutional law scholar and co-founder of The American Constitution Society. He is a Professor at Harvard Law School, the author of American Constitutional Law (1978), a major treatise in that field, and has argued before the United States Supreme Court 36 times.

Timothy K. Lewis is a former Federal Appeals Court Judge.

Norman L. Eisen is an American attorney and diplomat who is board chair of Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW). He previously served as White House Special Counsel for Ethics and Government Reform and later United States Ambassador to the Czech Republic. He is also a senior fellow in Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.

In addition to legal and procedural questions surrounding possible impeachment proceedings, there are a staggering array of issues with which the nominee may well be presented owing to the historically unprecedented fact that his patron the president was a named subject and, but for hesitation to indict a sitting president, could well have been a target in a criminal investigation at the very time that he handpicked the judge—reportedly after White House consideration of the judge’s views on some of these very issues. As detailed below, those issues include:

Whether a president can use the pardon power to shield himself from criminal liability;
Whether a president can be charged with obstructing justice;
Whether a president can defy a subpoena for testimony;
Whether a president can be criminally indicted;
Whether a president can unilaterally fire a special counsel without cause; and
Related civil matters involving a president’s personal interests.

"Unresolved recusal issues require a pause in the Kavanaugh hearings"

Laurence H. Tribe, Hon. Timothy K. Lewis, and Norman EisenTuesday, September 4, 2018


10-01-2018, 09:28 PM
But these guys are of the liberal elite, and therefore eminently ignorable. McMushmouth moves ever onward.

Osborne Russell
10-02-2018, 02:00 PM
But these guys are of the liberal elite, and therefore eminently ignorable. McMushmouth moves ever onward.

Trump's sister is a federal appeals court Judge.