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'But I don't care': This Republican senator just openly admitted that he thinks Trump should be above the law

December 10, 2018 in Blogs

By Cody Fenwick, AlterNet

They don't care at all about whether he's guilty.


Evidence of President Donald Trump's wrongdoing is piling up, but Republicans — who still wield significant power in Washington, D.C., despite their dismal showing in the midterm elections — are content to keep their heads buried in the sand.

While nearly all Republicans are guilty of this to some extent, few have been as explicit about it as Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) was on Monday. Speaking with CNN's Manu Raju, Hatch made clear he believes Trump should be above the law.

Raju recounted the exchange on Twitter:

With these claims, Hatch is essentially elevating the Trump beyond legal constraints.

Some Trump officials have argued, for example, that he doesn't have to answer any questions about conduct in the White House because of executive privilege. Now, going beyond even that claim, Hatch said we shouldn't be “trying to drum up things from the past that may or may not be true.”

But examining what happened in the past and whether criminal allegations are true is exactly what …read more

Source: ALTERNET

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