Fox legal analyst Gregg Jarrett: Trump was “duty-bound” to ask Ukraine to investigate his political opponent

Jarrett: “If he doesn't do it, it is a dereliction of his Constitutional duty”

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Citation From the September 24 edition of Fox News' Hannity:

SEAN HANNITY (HOST): Let's talk about the law. 

GREGG JARRETT: Nancy Pelosi misstated the law today when she said the DNI, the Director of National Intelligence, shall or must hand over the complaint to Congress. 

That's completely wrong. The whistle-blower is not a whistle-blower. You can't blow the whistle on the president because he's not a member of the intelligence community, and that's what the law says. 

Pelosi, obviously either didn't read the law, or she can't comprehend the law, even though she said she was an authority on it. 

Second of all, the president is duty-bound under the take-care clause of the Constitution. If he knows of a potentially corrupt act by a vice president, trying to extort a foreign country to shut down a probe that involves his son, that's bribery, that's honest services fraud, and the president is duty-bound to ask that foreign country, investigate, produce the evidence, give it to us. 

If he doesn't do it, it is a dereliction of his Constitutional duty.