What "Egregious Crimes?"
Some are championing Jonathan Turley's line of argument that all possible criminality by the Executive Branch is equal and the most serious of business, requiring even impeachment. Remember Turley supported the impeachment and removal of President Clinton. This is a wrong headed approach to take in my opinion. You can not reasonably compare anything even arguably done by President Clinton to the brazen attack on the Constitution and the separation of powers by the Bush Administration. I reject Turley's argument in its entirety and think it muddles the issues in a harmful way.
For example, lost in the shuffle of Obama advisor Cass Sunstein's statement about egregious crimes is the fact that Sunstein actually does not believe that Bush Administration did anything wrong. As I discussed in 2005, Sunstein supported the Bush Administration claims on military tribunals and illegal wiretapping. Indeed, Sunstein endorsed the Bush Administration's argument regarding the inherent authority of the President to disregard laws when acting as Commander in Chief. More . . .
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