January 22nd, 2012
06:25 AM ET

Lawyer: Mubarak is still Egypt's president

Hosni Mubarak should be tried by a special tribunal because he is still president of Egypt and did not sign an official resignation, his lawyer said Sunday.
"He gave up the presidency orally to former vice-president Omar Suleiman without signing any official document, which is not legal by the constitution," lawyer Farid El Deeb said.
The court proceedings were recounted to CNN by civil rights lawyer Khaled Abu Bakr, who attended the hearing.

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  1. TORI c

    Such a bad person. How can he be president?

    January 22, 2012 at 8:01 am | Report abuse |
  2. banasy c

    Farid El Deeb thinks so,but this *does not* make it so. He is not still president. And never will be.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:06 am | Report abuse |
  3. Philip

    How can Obama be president?

    January 22, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      He's President because the people of the United States elected him.

      January 22, 2012 at 2:58 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Mmmm¤

    No way this dude is still prezz. Hes in jail

    January 22, 2012 at 8:09 am | Report abuse |
  5. hamsta

    This Mubarak is a bad fella.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  6. s kel

    Mubarak aint that bad. He's my brother.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:13 am | Report abuse |


    January 22, 2012 at 9:43 am | Report abuse |
  8. Jeff Frank ( R - OHIO ) "Яight Wing Иutcase"

    Get your citizenship here Mubarek. Get an honest job, like flippin burgers at Mc D's. You'd be so much happier,

    January 22, 2012 at 1:41 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Portland tony

    Still remains to be seen, whether Egypt can function without a strong dictatorship. So far, the military is holding the country together. The Islamists and their allies control the newly elected Parliament. Only step left is the election of a President ....then we shall see?

    January 22, 2012 at 2:22 pm | Report abuse |
  10. banasy©

    Oral contracts are binding.
    Next excuse.....

    January 22, 2012 at 2:57 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Philip

    Not me @ 8:09. Anyone who knows me knows that I'm more interested in the men Mubarek has been doing business with all these years than I am in seeing Mubarek swing from a rope. I hope the names of every single person who ever bribed him come out during investigations. I don't care if it's one of israel's Supreme Court justices. If you bribed Munarak, you need to go to prison. If you personally profited by conducting shady business with this shady man...goto jail. And if you paid Mubarek a % of the diamonds and Uzzi machine guns you smuggled out of Israel through tunnels bordering Egypt, you should have your arms whacked off and forced to dig ditches in prison for life.

    January 22, 2012 at 8:32 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Philip

    ...just as in the Sandusky case. All of the people who have been doing business with Mubarek should be thouroughly investigated. Not just the ones we know bribed him. The ones who knew but kept their pieholes shut for personal reasons. An awful lot of black market items have been smuggled out of Israel through Egypt under Mubaraks watch. Next to "made in America", "made in Israel" is the most common inscription found on black market weapons throughout the world. Mubarek was getting a piece of the action. Now, who was giving him his piece? The world wants to know. Do you (want to know)?

    January 22, 2012 at 9:20 pm | Report abuse |
  13. banasy©

    Anyone doing anything anywhere anytime should be investigated, and even if found to have done nothing, even thinking of doing anything be considered guilty anyhow.

    January 22, 2012 at 11:56 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      And lest anyone read that the wrong way, as some invariably will, it was just a joke.
      A. Joke.

      January 23, 2012 at 12:01 am | Report abuse |
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      January 23, 2012 at 3:00 am | Report abuse |