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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    I do not agree. Firing the special prosecutor was the legal prerogative of the President. He absolutely upheld the Constitution. I admire him for it.
    We disagree here. Firing the Special Prosecutor might be a prerogative of the President, but when he does it to obstruct an investigation of his own criminal wrongdoing, then he has obstructed justice. In fact, one of the counts of his impeachment was obstruction of justice, and he was assisted in his obstruction by Robert Bork.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    We disagree here. Firing the Special Prosecutor might be a prerogative of the President, but when he does it to obstruct an investigation of his own criminal wrongdoing, then he has obstructed justice. In fact, one of the counts of his impeachment was obstruction of justice, and he was assisted in his obstruction by Robert Bork.
    Whatever your personal feelings it was the prerogative of the president to fire Cox.
    Bork did the right thing in carrying out the lawful order of his president.
    The president may or may not have obstructed justice. His order was still a lawful order and someone had to carry it out.

    Bork was right to do it.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by poweRob View Post
    IMO, he should've been in the jail cell right next to G. Gordon Liddy for that.
    For what? He carried out a lawful order from his president.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    It was not unconstitutional.

    Bork did the right thing for the right reason.
    Nader v Bork

    It was illegal... says the courts.

    Supreme Court precedents were cited in Nader v. Bork; the Court has held that an executive department may not discharge one of its officers in a manner inconsistent with its own regulations. Under the Department of Justice special prosecutor charter, Mr. Cox could only be removed for ''extraordinary impropriety.'' Yet Mr. Bork chose to override Supreme Court interpretations in favor of his own narrow interpretation of the charter.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    It was already mentioned earlier in this thead. Bork helped the Nixon administration attempt to cover up Watergate by obstructing justice. Bork, as part of the Nixon administration, became personally involved in this when he fired Archibald Cox, the Special Prosecutor who was investigating Nixon's attempt to cover it up.
    This is a lie.
    Bork carried out the legitimate and lawful direction of his president to fire the special prosecutor. He did nothing wrong.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    Whatever your personal feelings it was the prerogative of the president to fire Cox.
    Bork did the right thing in carrying out the lawful order of his president.
    The president may or may not have obstructed justice. His order was still a lawful order and someone had to carry it out.

    Bork was right to do it.
    According to the articles of impeachment, Nixon DID obstruct justice, which means that Bork carried out an unlawful order, not a lawful one.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    We disagree here. Firing the Special Prosecutor might be a prerogative of the President, but when he does it to obstruct an investigation of his own criminal wrongdoing, then he has obstructed justice. In fact, one of the counts of his impeachment was obstruction of justice, and he was assisted in his obstruction by Robert Bork.
    We will continue to disagree.

    Bork followed a legal direction from his president. The president may fire anyone who works for him. The special prosecutor worked for him. The president had the right to do it. And Bork was right to follow his president's lawful order.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    According to the articles of impeachment, Nixon DID obstruct justice, which means that Bork carried out an unlawful order, not a lawful one.
    I disagree. It is not material that Nixon was charged, but not convicted of obstruction of justice.

    The president had the right to demand it. And Bork was right to do it. It was a lawful order.

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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    For what? He carried out a lawful order from his president.
    So did Oliver North... but in both instances they were unlawful orders according to our judicial system.
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    Re: Robert Bork Dies at 85

    Quote Originally Posted by Misterveritis View Post
    This is a lie.
    Bork carried out the legitimate and lawful direction of his president to fire the special prosecutor. He did nothing wrong.
    You can call it anything you want. Hell, you can call it a ham sandwich on rye, if you want to, but obstruction of justice is obstruction of justice.
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