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is it illegal for the president to obstruct justice? Is collusion a crime?

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Is water wet.   The president might think the answer is no to at LEAST two of those things.

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/04/trumps-lawyers-mount-new-defense-president-cant-obstruct-justice-true/921380001/

http://thehill.com/homenews/administration/362929-trump-lawyer-collusion-is-not-a-crime


Now the obstruction thing clearly insane. I am going to just flat out and dismiss the idea of that not being a crime. But heard some arguments about the collusion not being an actual crime tecnically before.

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Re: is it illegal for the president to obstruct justice? Is collusion a crime?
« Reply #1 on: December 04, 2017, 09:46:43 PM »
'Collusion" has never been a crime in a non criminal act.

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Re: is it illegal for the president to obstruct justice? Is collusion a crime?
« Reply #2 on: December 04, 2017, 11:06:03 PM »
We answered this forty years ago, when Nixon said "If the president does it, it's not illegal."  The country disagreed.
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Re: is it illegal for the president to obstruct justice? Is collusion a crime?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2017, 01:03:16 AM »
That was before the Citizens United decision legalized bribery. It's a different country now.

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Re: is it illegal for the president to obstruct justice? Is collusion a crime?
« Reply #4 on: December 08, 2017, 12:05:48 AM »
The thing is, even if the Russia thing isn't true, Trump firing Comey during the investigation is still obstruction of justice.