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CNN Reporter to Carney: Does Obama Feel as Though Hes Above the Law?
Mediaite ^ | 6/2/14 | Evan McMurry

Posted on 06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Nachum

After questions about the legality of the White House sidestepping a law requiring Congress be given thirty day approval notice for a prisoner swap, CNN chief Washington correspondent Joe Johns asked outgoing White House Press Secretary Jay Carney if President Barack Obama “feel[s] as though, on this issue and this kind of issue, he’s above the law.”

“Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement. In signing statements, [Obama] has consistently made clear that the executive branch must have the flexibility to act swiftly in conducting negotiations with foreign countries regarding the circumstances of detainee transfers if necessary, and that was certainly the case here.”

RELATED: Carney Insists U.S. Did Not Negotiate with Terrorists: Bergdahl ‘Was Not a Hostage’

Johns also asked if Obama’s deployment of signing statements was in line with his original view as candidate that restraint is called for in their use.

(Excerpt) Read more at mediaite.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; bobbergdahl; bowebergdahl; carney; cnn; gitmo; law; reporter
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Wow.

What a coincidence that CNN reporter just happened to ask a question that Carney had a prepared written response for.

You don't see that every day.

1 posted on 06/02/2014 3:05:37 PM PDT by Nachum
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To: Nachum

I wonder if Joe Johns feels sad that he asked such a question?

lol

/sarc


2 posted on 06/02/2014 3:06:45 PM PDT by GeronL (Vote for Conservatives not for Republicans)
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To: Nachum

I wish we could get a SCOTUS ruling on signing statements. every single President has done them ... and a LOT of them ...and we have no definitive ruling. I’ve never researched it even though I have done a lot of Constitutional litigation but it sure seems unconstitutional to me.

It’s not as easy as saying “above the law” because if “signing statements” ARE Constitutional then the POTUS (any of them) is well within his legal authority.

I just can’t stand them. We need a ruling.


3 posted on 06/02/2014 3:08:23 PM PDT by RIghtwardHo
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To: Nachum

Good job!


4 posted on 06/02/2014 3:08:28 PM PDT by Biggirl (“Go, do not be afraid, and serve”-Pope Francis)
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To: Nachum

If it were Bush, an assertion would have been made, not a question concerning attitude.


5 posted on 06/02/2014 3:10:06 PM PDT by Gene Eric (Don't be a statist!)
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To: Nachum
It's been posted here in another thread.

Almost exactly a year ago, Carney expressly stated that Obama would follow the law and consult with Congress before trading Taliban prisoners for Bergdahl.

The terms were proposed by the Taliban long ago. Suddenly, the Obama administration decides to accept them, and is in such a hurry they can't notify Congress. I wonder what changed?

6 posted on 06/02/2014 3:10:35 PM PDT by justlurking (tagline removed, as demanded by Admin Moderator)
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To: Nachum

7 posted on 06/02/2014 3:10:38 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: Nachum

Still think all the reporters except for CNN and MSNBC should vacate the premises during these worthless briefings until legitimate questioning is permitted by a free, not collaborative, press. Folks would get tired of that very soon.


8 posted on 06/02/2014 3:10:46 PM PDT by Resettozero
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To: Nachum
What a coincidence that CNN reporter just happened to ask a question that Carney had a prepared written response for.

Problem with that line of thought is that when you put that meme out there, it reverberates.

"Does Obama feels as though he is above the law?"

becomes

"Obama feels as though he is above the law."

It's like the apocryphal story about LBJ who accused his opponent of animal sodomy. His Chief of Staff said, "Sir! We have no evidence of this AT ALL!" and LBJ just smiled, and said, "I know. I just want to hear him deny he's a pig f***r."

9 posted on 06/02/2014 3:12:41 PM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: BenLurkin

That cartoon continues the slander against Richard III ...


10 posted on 06/02/2014 3:13:02 PM PDT by BlueLancer (Pachebel --- The original one-hit wonder.)
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To: Nachum
What a coincidence that CNN reporter just happened to ask a question that Carney had a prepared written response for.

Same kind of luck Obama had in the 'debates' when Candy Crowley magically had the statistics to take down Romney... That CNN - one lucky bunch...

11 posted on 06/02/2014 3:14:26 PM PDT by GOPJ (ObamaCare - like buying a pig in a poke...)
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To: Nachum
“Absolutely not,” Carney replied. “We have repeatedly noted concerns with this requirement.

So they just decided along time ago to throw it into the incinerator with the rest of the Constitution! Dark Lords ask permission of no one but their master, Satan!

12 posted on 06/02/2014 3:15:37 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: BlueLancer
"And thus I clothe my naked villainy
With old odd ends stolen out of holy writ,
And seem a saint when most I play the devil."

13 posted on 06/02/2014 3:21:15 PM PDT by BenLurkin (This is not a statement of fact. It is either opinion or satire; or both.)
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To: BlueLancer

“Daughter of Time” straightened me out on that issue.


14 posted on 06/02/2014 3:22:26 PM PDT by Sioux-san
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To: Nachum

Your King IS your law, impetuous cracker."



15 posted on 06/02/2014 3:22:44 PM PDT by Diogenesis
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To: Nachum

Al JAzeera is reporting that Begdahl was released as a result of a Pro-Islamic video.


16 posted on 06/02/2014 3:22:47 PM PDT by headless_thompson_gunner
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To: Nachum

Here is my advice to the Media...

“The avalanche has already started, it is too late for the pebbles to wake up.”


17 posted on 06/02/2014 3:30:20 PM PDT by GraceG
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To: headless_thompson_gunner

Waiting for Hill’s
What difference does it make!


18 posted on 06/02/2014 3:33:10 PM PDT by hoosiermama (Obama: "Born in Kenya" Lying now or then or now)
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To: headless_thompson_gunner

‘Al JAzeera is reporting that Begdahl was released as a result of a Pro-Islamic video.’
I take my hat off to you. Very good.


19 posted on 06/02/2014 3:33:12 PM PDT by Foundahardheadedwoman (God don't have a statute of limitations)
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To: Nachum

The little low life lying SOB cannot tell the truth even when he isn’t getting paid to lie, or maybe Obummer has something on him and he has to lie for free.


20 posted on 06/02/2014 3:43:28 PM PDT by mongo141 (Revolution ver. 2.0, just a matter of when, not a matter of if!)
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