If he were president, he told her, “you’d be in jail.” That threat unnerved both Republican and Democratic legal analysts.
The decision he faces echoes one confronted by Mr. Obama and his first attorney general, Eric H. Holder Jr., over whether to investigate Bush administration officials for extreme interrogation tactics against terrorism suspects that the Obama administration later deemed to be torture.
The fact that this is even still being discussed is shocking. But that's a Trump issue. The idea that the Times would equate these two matters in this way shows an almost mind-boggling failure of editorial and legal judgment.