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Old August 23, 2011, 02:32 PM   #36
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The President also has a limited immunity to criminal prosecution; this certainly would not be treason or bribery, and it really wouldn't register as a "high crime or misdemeanor." Even so, it would require impeachment and trial in the Senate.

So not only is it a "who is going to say no" kind of thing, but even if he's blatantly violating the law by doing it, would it actually rise to the level of something that could lead to removal from office?

I suppose if Congress really wanted to cook his goose over it, it could be possible, but it would be an extraordinarily difficult sell.
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