President Trump recently claimed that he has the absolute right to do what he wants with the Dept. of Justice.
As conservative rock star Ben Shapiro explains, 45 is spot on…
From Daily Wire:
Trump stated, “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,” adding, “But for purposes of hopefully thinking I’m going to be treated fairly, I’ve stayed uninvolved with this particular matter.” Trump said that Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School agreed with his legal analysis.
Now, Trump is right. The executive branch is unitary – meaning that if you work for the executive branch, you work for the president. To suggest that the DOJ is immune to the president is akin to saying that the Environmental Protection Agency is immune to the president – and ever since the expiration of the Office of the Independent Counsel in 1999, there’s been no Congressional challenge to that basic idea.
Lawless Obama AG Eric Holder proceeded to rip into Trump’s ‘dangerous’ words, per The Hill:
Former Attorney General Eric Holder ripped President Trump for saying that he has the “absolute right” to do what he wants with the Department of Justice, calling the comments “wrong” and “dangerous.”
Wrong/dangerous. Trump doesn’t have absolute rights with DOJ. But women and men there have ABSOLUTE duty to follow Constitution and rule of law – not a man. Career DOJ people have ABSOLUTE right to defy illegal orders. And they will. I know them.
— Eric Holder (@EricHolder) December 29, 2017
The comments from President Obama’s former attorney general come after Trump told The New York Times on Thursday that he could do what he wanted with the department after he was asked if he would reopen the probe into former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton‘s email server during her tenure as secretary of State.
Hmm. Who’s right here?
Is it Shapiro and Trump, or the most corrupt AG who worked for the most corrupt president?