A United States Court has clearly stated that the President of the United States is not a king and he and his staffs are not above the law of the land.
The verdict has come at the time the court was considering a case concerning former White House Counsel Don McGahn.
The verdict means that he will have to cooperate with a house inquiry related to the alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 US Presidential Election.
Though the verdict has been made in the case of the alleged Russian meddling, it has a serious implication on the ongoing impeachment inquiry against Donald Trump by the US Democrats.
What the verdict has defeated is an argument that the President’s staffs have impunity and cannot be compelled to testify before any inquiry committee.
The US follows a presidential form of government. In that model, the President of the US has some special executive powers. Thus, the White House enjoys some degree of independence from the elected houses of lawmakers.
The latest verdict clarifies that the aforesaid independence should not be misinterpreted as a state of impunity.
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