Report: Trump Lawyers Said Presidents Can’t Obstruct Justice
He’s the man. That’s how President Donald Trump’s attorneys explained to special counsel Robert Mueller why their client needn’t answer potential subpoenas regarding obstruction of justice. The New York Times reports learning of the letter, which asserts that the Constitution empowers the chief executive to dismiss any federal official — like FBI director James Comey — or end any federal investigation for any reason. The disputed theory comes on the heels of another Times report: That Trump dictated a false statement about his son Donald Jr.’s infamous 2016 meeting with Kremlin-linked Russians.