Article originally appeared on amgreatness.com.
The media has driven itself into a tizzy in recent days, claiming that despite serving as president of the United States (and being poised to reclaim that office in less than a year’s time), Donald Trump should not be granted the same kinds of immunity and executive privilege that every other chief magistrate enjoyed before him. Showcasing their ignorance of both the Constitution and history, the mainstream media has framed the concept as something of a novel innovation for President Trump’s lawyers, who are advocating for “broad immunity,” implying that no other presidential officeholder has ever made that claim. Nothing could be further from the truth.
In fact, it is well-established law that what the media calls “broad” is quite ordinary, mundane even, in the grand scheme of the history of presidential power. Indeed, it may well be argued that Trump’s lawyers have thus …
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