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Letter to the editor: Presidential power

President Trump recently sent a tweet to the effect that, “Under the law, I have the power to pardon myself if I committed a crime, which I didn’t.” Following up on this surreal statement, one of his many attorneys claimed that Trump could shoot the former FBI chief and not be prosecuted for the crime during his presidency. Can the U.S. presidency sink any lower? What is the gutless congressional leadership going to do about these shocking claims of presidential power? Nothing.

A bedrock principle of American jurisprudence is that no man is above the law. Trump’s attempts to assert a kingly immunity to the law were precisely why our Founding Fathers created checks and balances in the Constitution.

Wake up, America. Pay attention. This is not normal.

Karl Kline


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