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    Veteran Member Devil505's Avatar
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    Was Nixon right here?

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    What was he referring to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spookycolt View Post
    What was he referring to?

    This:


    Despite Clinton impeachment vote, Gingrich says President 'cannot obstruct justice'
    By Miranda Green, CNN
    Updated 8:19 AM ET, Sat June 17, 2017
    Washington (CNN)Former House Speaker Newt Gingrich said Friday that it's impossible for President Donald Trump to obstruct justice because of the fact that he's president.
    "Technically, the President of the United States cannot obstruct justice," Gingrich said at the National Press Club in an event to promote his new book, "Understanding Trump." "The President of the United States is the chief executive officer of the United States. If he wants to fire the FBI director, all he's got to do is fire him."
    However, Gingrich himself has in the past voted to impeach a president over such charges.
    Despite Clinton impeachment vote, Gingrich says President 'cannot obstruct justice' - CNNPolitics.com

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    I believe Gingrich was just referring to the firing of Comey, I don't think he was saying a president could never obstruct justice, just in this case it doesn't apply.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    It depends on what the president did,

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    Nixon refused to obey a court order to turn over the rest of his tapes, losing in the Supreme Court, thus obstructing the judicial power. See my signature.
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    Quote Originally Posted by excalibur View Post
    Nixon refused to obey a court order to turn over the rest of his tapes, losing in the Supreme Court, thus obstructing the judicial power. See my signature.
    Except impeachment is not a judicial process.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TNVolunteer73 View Post
    It depends on what the president did,
    That's your qualifier, not Nixon's.

    Nixon "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal"
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    Quote Originally Posted by Devil505 View Post
    That's your qualifier, not Nixon's.

    Nixon "When the president does it, that means that it is not illegal"
    What he really meant to say was that it depends upon the political party to which the President belongs.
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    Was Nixon right here?

    Yes. The constitution exempts the President from criminal indictment. That's why the constitution also provides a political means to remove a President from office via impeachment.

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