If the President does it, it’s not illegal

From Digby at Hullabaloo:

Look, the problem here, again, is not one of just spying on Americans, as repulsively totalitarian as that is. It’s that the administration adopted John Yoo’s theory of presidential infallibility. But, of course, it wasn’t really John Yoo’s theory at all; it was Dick Cheney’s muse, Richard Nixon who said, “when the President does it, that means it’s not illegal.” . . .
I suspect that there are many more of these instances out there in which the administration has simply ignored the law. They believe that the constitution explicitly authorizes them to do so.

One thought on “If the President does it, it’s not illegal

  1. The real gall of both of these ignorant men is that neither has actually READ the Constitution, which they both claim to have protected in their zeal to defend American way of life. Nixon actually admits this in his David Frost interview of 1977!
    Shouldn’t this be a requirement of presidency, to at least have READ the Constitution?

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