Sujit Choundhry Explains Eric Holder’s 2017 Tweet

Sujit Choudhry is a renowned expert on constitutional law. He often shares his thoughts on subjects that range from basic politics to international affairs. He has assisted countries all over the world on policy and legislation. He is also the I. Michael Heyman Professor of Law at Berkeley’s School of Law. His career has enabled him to explore the world. He has visited countries such as Libya, Nepal, South Africa, and Yemen during his time assisting and advising.

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Sujit Choudhry recently shared his thoughts in a book in which he was given an entire chapter to talk about a tweet by the former Attorney General of the United States. Eric Holder, the former AG for Barack Obama sent out the tweet in question in December of 2017.

In the tweet itself, Eric Holder announced that it would likely be the American people to decide if Donald Trump had the power to terminate Robert Mueller, the special counsel that is currently investigating whether Donald Trump’s campaign was involved in the Russian efforts to undermine America’s democratic process. Eric Holder said that if anything happens, the presence or lack of presence of peaceful protest will determine the future of the country.

The tweet read, “ABSOLUTE RED LINE: the firing of Bob Mueller of crippling the special counsel’s office.” It in unclear what exactly Holder means by red line, but that is exactly what Sujit Choudhry tried to explain in his recent chapter.

Choudhry says that Holder’s three capitalized words could come from two different trains of thought. One is simply a figurative red line, something that doesn’t hold to the standards of the constitution. The other possibility is a red line that the citizens of the United States won’t stand for. If the latter is true, if Donald Trump fires Robert Mueller, we could see polarizing reactions all over the United States.

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