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Can a US President Obstruct Justice?

Amid growing signs that special counsel Robert Mueller may be building an obstruction of justice case against President Donald Trump, one of the president’s lawyers has set legal experts buzzing with a controversial theory that because he is the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, nothing the president does can be considered obstruction of justice.

The argument has few defenders among American legal experts, including those who do not believe there is yet sufficient evidence to support an obstruction case against the president. But the U.S. Constitution does grant the holder of the nation’s highest office great latitude in law enforcement matters, …read more