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Protect Democracy @protctdemocracy
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The President and the Special Counsel may be heading for a showdown over whether the President’s testimony can be subpoenaed in the Russia investigation. 1/
Today, a group of law professors, legal experts and former DOJ officials wrote a letter to the President’s legal team urging them to advise President Trump to answer the Special Counsel’s questions, since a subpoena fight won’t succeed.… 2/
As they wrote, the President is not above the law. His position does not immunize him from the Special Counsel’s obstruction of justice investigation — or from a subpoena soliciting information relating to this investigation. 3/
As the nation’s chief law enforcement officer, the President must faithfully execute the laws, and must not attempt to elude a subpoena to protect himself or his allies from criminal investigation. 4/
Protect Democracy has recently published a white paper explaining in greater detail why the office of the presidency does not provide a license to obstruct justice or to flout a Special Counsel subpoena for corrupt or narrowly personal reasons.… 5/5
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