Berke On Trump Impeachment Defenses: ‘He Does Not Have The Right To Do Whatever He Wants’ | NBC News Berke On Trump Impeachment Defenses: ‘He Does Not Have The Right To Do Whatever He Wants’ | NBC NewsNo one is above the law, not even the president and one of the concerns and requirements of finding an impeachable offense urgency is there a sense that you have to move could be repeated well again. First, all the Constitutional expert, who testified recognize that obstructing an investigation is an impeachable offense, but here the offense were talking a it’s being interfered or obstructed with is interfering with this very election is coming up and I submit to you given what happened? The Department of Justice investigation given what’s happening here if, in fact, President Trump can get away with what he did or imagination is the only limit to what President Trump may do next, what a future president may do next to try to abuse his or her power To serve his own personal interest over patient interest, I’d like to turn back to what the founders most cared about, which I’m at the ABCs of potential presidential abuse has. It is extraordinary checking all three boxes. Let’S begin with abuse of power means it’s the use. The power of the office to obtain an improper personal benefit while ignoring or injury the national interest or acts in ways that are grossly inconsistent with and undermine the separation of powers, that is the foundation of our democratic system. Now these this question weather, engage in abuse of power came up before, when this Congress consider the impeachment of President Nixon and after action was taken. President Nixon famously said: if the president does it, it is not illegal in this body, because that’s not so. That goes directly contrary to what the founder said, but President Trump has said the same thing in responding to the prior investigation by Department of Justice and defending his condom. Here’S what he said that I have an Article 2 will have the right to do whatever I want as president that he has the right to do whatever he wants. As president, that is as wrong as when President set a similar thing. That is not what the Constitution provides. That is not with the country demands; it does not have the right to do whatever he wants, I’m down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights and digital exclusive thanks for watching Democrat counsel Barry Berke called out President Donald Trump’s defenses against the impeachment inquiry by breaking down rebuttals to each.
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Berke On Trump Impeachment Defenses: ‘He Does Not Have The Right To Do Whatever He Wants’ | NBC News