Garland’s double standard: A special counsel for Trump but not Hunter and Joe Biden
Posted by Hannity’s America on July 28, 2019
John Hinderaker talks with attorney Robert Barnett about the Mueller report and its implications for the Trump administration
By Robert Barnett
“The president is the president of the United States, and Congress is the Congress of the United States. And if they have a problem with the president, they should address it to the Congress.”
Well said, John. The Constitution of the United States is one of liberty, and it has its limits. It cannot be used to serve the political interests of one person or the other; and this is exactly what it came to be. It was never intended to be a political tool, an administrative tool or a legislative tool. That is what the Founders thought it was.
Some of the limits are not necessarily visible. One of the limits is the separation of powers; that the President of the United States is the president of the Senate. It is not the President’s place to interfere with the legislative, executive and judicial branches; and that has always been the Constitution of the United States. These limits are there for our protection.
Some people have said the most important reason for the Constitution is that “a majority of the people cannot rule.” That is true, but the Framers did not stop there. They gave us the first free election law. That is to make sure elections were truly free, so that the majority of the people had a chance to vote. They made sure we had a constitutional system of checks and balances; that the President had to be elected, and that the Senate and the House would have to be selected by the people.
Today we give more power to the executive branch. The President can shut down Congress and call up the military when he wants. They can do that without a single vote by either House or a single veto by the President. In fact, if you look at the last 40 presidents, I suspect that there have been two or three that would have had a veto over the ability of the military to stop Congress from shutting down. All of them would have had to go to the House and vote on that. They wouldn’t have needed to use a motion