In a recent interview, Trump said that as president he has the right to do what he wants with the Department of Justice. That is an accurate statement but it’s driving liberals crazy.
The Daily Wire reported:
Trump: ‘I Have The Absolute Right To Do What I Want With The DOJ.’ He’s Correct, But The Democrats Are Going Insane.
In a much-ballyhooed spontaneous interview with The New York Times, President Trump stated on Thursday that he had complete authority over the Department of Justice – a constitutional fact. This led the media to lose its collective mind, however.
Trump stated, “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department,” adding, “But for purposes of hopefully thinking I’m going to be treated fairly, I’ve stayed uninvolved with this particular matter.” Trump said that Professor Alan Dershowitz of Harvard Law School agreed with his legal analysis.
Now, Trump is right. The executive branch is unitary – meaning that if you work for the executive branch, you work for the president. To suggest that the DOJ is immune to the president is akin to saying that the Environmental Protection Agency is immune to the president – and ever since the expiration of the Office of the Independent Counsel in 1999, there’s been no Congressional challenge to that basic idea.
Adam Schiff, the biggest cheerleader of the Mueller investigation tweeted this in response:
Trump: “I have absolute right to do what I want to do with the Justice Department.”
No, you don’t. You can do what you want with your golf courses. But the country and its Justice Department belong to the American people. https://t.co/60DFvIEMjk
— Adam Schiff (@RepAdamSchiff) December 29, 2017
The next three to eight years are going to be very difficult for some people.