Turley Compares Speaking For The Founders To 'A Form Of Necromancy' | NBC News

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Published: 12/04/2019

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Prof. Jonathan Turley told House Judiciary members that no one definitively speaks for the founding fathers and jokes it is just "a form of necromancy" people use. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews NBC News Digital is a c...



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Mr. charlie, we don't deputize somebody between now and the founders into the jury pool here. Well, first of all, only i will speak for james madison yeah. No, no, we all will speak for james madison with about the same level of accuracy. It says form of necromancy that that academics do all the time and that's what we get paid for, but i just want to note a couple things. First of all, i do find ...
t rather surprising that you would have george washington in this jury pool. I would strike him for cause. George washington was the first guy to raise extreme executive privilege claims. He had a rather robust view of what a president couldsay. If you were gon na make a case to george washington that you can impeach over a conversation he had with another head of state, i i expect his hair. His powdered hair would catch on fire also. I just want to know one other thing and i am impressed with carrying an 18th century copy of samuel johnson with you.

It'S just the online breeze you as an academic. I was pretty darn impressed. I the i just want to know one thing of it which may explain part of our difference. The statutes today and bravery are written broadly, just like they were back. Then that was my point. The meaning of those words are subject to interpretationthey're written broadly because they don't want them to be too narrow. That was the case in the 18th century as they are today, but the idea that bad practices could be the definition of bribery. Really i mean these. That is that what you get from the constitutional convention that they had practices is is that. Why is that? Why mason wanted to put in maladministration, because bad practices is not broad enough? I this is where i disagree. Hey nbc news viewers, thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on any of the videos over here to watch. The latest interviews show highlights, and digital exclusives thanks forwatching.



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