There has been considerable evidence in recent months that President Obama, like President Nixon before him, sees himself as above the law.
Take a look, for instance, at the “recess appointments” he made while the Senate was NOT in recess. Of course, this follows the appointment of numerous “czars” to create policy for the administration without even the pretense of Senate consent. Such presidential hubris was not invented by President Obama, but it has been perfected by him. He has appointed more unconfirmed czars than any president in history.