Do Jefferson, Lincoln prove Donald Trump can tell Justice Department what to do?

Can the president tell the Justice Department what to do? And if so, to what extent? These constitutional questions exploded in the worlds of social media and punditry as soon as President Donald Trump took to Twitter to tout an appearance by Harvard University emeritus law professor Alan Dershowitz on Fox & Friends. See Figure 1 on Dershowitz rejected the notion that Trump may have obstructed justice on behalf of his former national security adviser, Michael Flynn, when he told then-FBI director James Comey that he hoped Comey "could see your way clear to letting this go," according to … >>More stories from National


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