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In a 20-page memo sent to Special Counsel Robert Mueller in January, President Donald Trump‘s lawyers argued that the president has broad authority, granted by the Constitution, that gives him the power to end federal investigations and thus Trump could not possibly have obstructed justice. The correspondence, written by John Dowd and Jay Sekulow and obtained by the New York Times, asserts Trump has the authority to “exercise his power to pardon.” It also asserts that, under the power of the Constitution, Trump could “if he wished, terminate the inquiry.” The letter also argues that Mueller cannot force the president to answer questions on whether or not he obstructed justice because he could not possibly have done so. The NYT reports:
President Trump’s lawyers have for months quietly waged a campaign to keep the special counsel from trying to force him to answer questions Continue reading "Trump’s Lawyers Reportedly Sent 20-Page Letter to Mueller Arguing He Could Not Obstruct Justice"