Turley: Congress Commits An 'Abuse Of Power' If It Calls Going To Courts Obstruction | NBC News

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Published: 12/04/2019

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Prof. Jonathan Turley warned congress that they should allow President Trump and his administration argue cases in court or else they would be committing an abuse of power of their own. » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: http://bit.ly/MoreNBCNews N...



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Now recently there are some rulings against president truong, including a ruling involving gone began. Mr. chairman, i testified in front of you a few months ago and if you recall, we had an exchange and i encouraged you to bring those actions, and i said i thought you would win and you did and i think it was an important win for this Committee, because i don't agree with president trump's argumen ...
in that case, but that's an example of what can happen. If you actually subpoena witnesses and go to court, then you have an obstruction case because of court issues an order and unless they stay that order by a higher court. You have obstruction, but ican't emphasize this enough and i'll say just one more time. If you impeach a president, if you make a high-crime and misdemeanor out of going to the courts, it is an abuse of power. It'S your abuse of power, you're, doing precisely what you're criticizing the president for doing. We have a third branch that deals with conflicts of the other two branches and what comes out of there and what you do with it is the very definition of legitimacy. 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 exclusivesthanks for watching.


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