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|User Info||Did Trump Just Admit to Felony Obstruction?; entered at 2017-12-02 17:35:29|
the whole concept of a president being able to obstruct justice is an interesting one, especially with the pardon power. It appears to have been handled wrong in this case. |
I would say trump could have constitutionally told Comey " I pardon Flynn" and left it at that and it would have been constitutional. Now asking to stop an investigation vs ordering may be a very different thing.
"and he shall have Power to Grant Reprieves and Pardons for Offenses against the United States, except in Cases of Impeachment."
Is rather vague and I doubt there is much history of related case law.