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probablyangypolitics:

President Donald Trump, a man the subject of several civil lawsuits as well as an ongoing criminal investigation in the form of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation, has just nominated to the Supreme Court a man who is on the record as thinking that the President of the United States is above the law, to the point of previously having encouraged Congress to take up legislation exempting the President from being subpoena’d and giving the President immunity from indictment or even criminal investigation while in office.

I get the worry over things like voting rights or the future of Roe v Wade, but I feel like the fact that the President wants to place, on the highest judiciary authority in the nation, someone who believes the President is exempt from criminal investigation or indictment, while said President is under criminal investigation, needs to get more attention in all this madness.

Trump is trying to stack the judiciary specifically to put himself above the law.

In the United States, nobody is or should be above the law. Not even the President.

And to hammer the point home to any of Trump’s base who think because Trump is President that the President should be above the law: If Hillary Clinton was elected President instead, would you all say the e-mail nonsense or the Benghazi nonsense should be dropped and forgotten about, just because she was President?

No? Didn’t think so.

There isn’t an ounce of truth to your statement.

Trump nominates Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court. This is true.

Trump is under investigation. This is true.

Kavanagh is on record as thinking that a sitting President shouldn’t be subject to investigation or indictment. This is true.

The fact that Trump is a fundamentally self-serving narcissist should go without saying to anyone who hasn’t been wilfully refusing to pay attention to him.

So where, exactly, is the lie? Seems there’s quite a few ounces of truth involved here, unless you want to argue that not only does the Mueller investigation not exist but also that Trump didn’t nominate Brett Kavanagh to the Supreme Court the other day.