During an interview on MSNBC today, Constitutional law professor Elizabeth Price Foley laid waste to the mainstream media’s claim that President Donald Trump is guilty of obstruction of justice – all in less than two minutes.
According to a story in milo.yiannopoulos.net:
“To the extent that people want to try to make this obstruction of justice, there’s a million different layers why this is not technically obstruction of justice, either as a statutory matter or a constitutional matter,” Foley told MSNBC’s Yasmin Vossoughian, as transcribed by The Daily Caller.
“This point particularly about a ‘corrupt intent’ is even worse,” she continued. “Because think about it, the President also has the authority under [the Constitution’s] Article II to pardon people, but we don’t say for example that the president can’t pardon a certain person because he has a corrupt intent, he likes the guy he’s known him for a long time so therefore he can’t pardon him.”
“The pardon power like the power to head the investigative, or the rest of the executive branch like the FBI, like the DOJ is a plenary discretionary authority of the President,” she further stated.
“He can pardon anybody for any reason he wants, corrupt purpose or no, and he can direct the investigation or non-investigation corrupt motive or no.”