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Title: Kamala Harris goads William Barr to reveal any improper order by Trump to open investigations
Post by: mystery-ak on May 15, 2019, 08:39:24 PM
Kamala Harris goads William Barr to reveal any improper order by Trump to open investigations
by Daniel Chaitin
 | May 15, 2019 07:47 PM

Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., put Attorney General William Barr on notice after it was revealed he tasked a U.S. attorney with examining the origins of the federal Russia investigation.

"Over the past few weeks, I've tried repeatedly to get to the bottom of whether the White House has inappropriately ordered or pressured the Justice Department to open investigations. Attorney General Barr: I'm still waiting for an answer," the 2020 candidate tweeted Tuesday evening.

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Title: Re: Kamala Harris goads William Barr to reveal any improper order by Trump to open investigations
Post by: EdJames on May 15, 2019, 09:01:07 PM
The ignorance from this bitch is amazing!

It is not possible for the "White House" aka Trump to "inappropriately" order the DoJ to open any investigation.

We have a Unitary Executive in this country, it is based in Article II of the Constitution which vests all executive powers in the President, to wit, in Clause 1:

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The executive Power shall be vested in a President of the United States of America.

That means there is one man (or possibly one woman at some point in the future) that is elected to be the Executive.  Hence all Executive Branch personnel report to (ultimately) and are controlled by the Executive.

If the President orders the DoJ to open, modify, or terminate an investigation, that is the sole prerogative of the President.  Full stop.