Judge Hears Arguments on Trump Motion to Dismiss Classified Documents Case

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Mr. Pearce argued that there are statutes that invoke the concept of an official but that really mean officer. He made historical references, and the judge moved on to ask about statutory authority.
Judge Cannon asked where the special counsel statute was, saying the prosecution had relied on a patchwork of other statutes to justify the authority.
Mr. Pearce referenced President Ulysses Grant exercising authority over a special prosecutor, and said that in appointing inferior officers, the president is on equal footing with department heads…. 

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