"You cannot have obstruction of justice when the President exercises his Constitutional authority to pardon, his constitutional authority to fire the director of the FBI or his constitutional authority to tell the director of the FBI who to prosecute, who not to prosecute...
What I'm telling you is that even if he did want to impede it and even if he did impede it that is his constitutional power. He has the right to say 'you will not investigate Flynn'. The best proof of that is he could have simply said to Comey 'stop the investigation I just pardoned Flynn, it's over'..."
Harvard Law Professor, democrat and Hillary Clinton voter Alan Dershowitz appeared on AC360 to deliver some bad news to democrats following the release of James Comey's prepared testimony for the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence. They all seem to think Comey's remarks hold the smoking gun to destroy Pres Trump. That won't happen as Dershowitz explains how facts and the law works vs how the left feels things should go.
Obstruction of justice requires bribery, threats or the destruction of evidence, etc, none of that is present here. Pres Trump saying he "hopes" Comey would consider backing off going after Flynn doesn't meet the legal test. The Pres also asking to "lift the cloud" over his head, with regards to dems claims of Russian collusion, doesn't work either.
Today was probably the one of the worst days for democrats, all their dreams have been destroyed, and they still have to live through Comey's testimony June 8th! The President if anything has practically been vindicated and Comey better be careful because he is borderline of committing 2 felonies for not reporting obstruction, if it in fact happened, as explained during this Hannity panel.
So the questions folks should be asking is how bad will the left react? How much further will they become unhinged when they don't get the answers and results they want?