GITMO Prisoner release… use of “executive authority”?

“…when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal” ~ Richard Nixon

circular-reasoning1There is a law concerning the release of prisoners in GITMO that requires the president to inform Congress of any prisoner release 30 days in advance.

What cosmic bunnyhole have we plunged down when a president claims he used “executive authority” to over-ride a law whose purpose was to deny the executive a specific piece of authority?

Am I the only one that remembers Nixon going down in flames for claiming “when the president does it, that means that it is not illegal”?

Disagree? Find the spot in the constitution that authorizes the president to decide which laws he or his exec branches will follow. Better pack a lunch while you look… it isn’t there.

I'm Rob Jones... and I approve this message.
I’m Rob Jones… and I approve this message.

 

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