Jordan is sitting soberly in Leo's office. Jed comes in and asks her, "What do you think?" She does the "I'm sorry?" thing, and then says she doesn't know. She states that she's very uncomfortable with this new knowledge. Jed: "That makes three of us." Jordan starts to say that she hasn't really had enough time to think about it, and Jed gestures, saying, "Take all the time you want." He walks halfway around the chair behind which he was standing and asks, "You done yet?" She's not amused by the Flip Wilson routine and asks, "You understand domestically you're looking at possible injury to separation of powers; internationally, a possible war-crimes charge? At the very least, we'd be wading up to our necks into unprecedented legal waters, exposing the Presidency to culpability undreamed-of by the creators of the UN and the U.S. Constitution?" Jed: "Well, that makes us groundbreaking, doesn't it?" Feel free to abdicate your throne as the King of De Nile anytime and come back to the Presidency. Jordan: "Mr. President, I've defended guilty people before, but I've never had a client that was willing to admit the crime, but didn't expect to go to trial." Jed: "More groundbreaking." Jordan: "Due respect, Mr. President, this isn't funny." Jed: "Due respect, Ms. Kendall: I'm the last person to whom that needs to be pointed out." Then try acting like it. He says, "And Article 51 of the United Nations Charter says every nation has a right to wage war to defend itself." Jordan counters, "The article's incumbent on wars being declared." Jed snorts softly and hesitates before saying, "Wars don't work like that anymore." He gets up. She does, too and says, "Laws work like that." Jed: "Forty-four people are dead in Iowa, and most them college kids. Shareef has murdered Americans in uniform. He's murdered Americans out of uniform. He was trying to blow up the Golden Gate Bridge, and I didn't have time to file an amicus brief." She asks, "How can justice that has to be served in secret be justice?" His answer: "I don't know. I'm working on that." Jordan says that, at the moment, she's having trouble foreseeing the exact legal consequences on the international stage. Jed asks why. She replies, "Because most of international law doesn't exist yet." He says, "That's what I was hoping you'd say." As he heads back to his office, he says, "I want there to be justice. That's why I'm talking to a lawyer. Anyway, I just came in to say hello." He leaves, and Leo kind of twists his mouth at Jordan.
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