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Trump Doesn't Care About the Law - The Atlantic
This is the climate of law in 2019. If a president obstructs justice, it’s not illegal—because, you see, he doesn’t like being investigated. If Congress refuses to appropriate funds for a border wall, build it anyway. If the Posse Comitatus Act forbids use of the military in immigration enforcement, urge soldiers to shoot migrants anyway. If the Administrative Procedure Act requires a notice-and-comment procedure before changing regulations, skip the procedure and announce it anyway. If a racist sheriff gets caught harassing Latinos, pardon him. Urge police to beat suspects; urge crowds to shoot immigrants. If a federal trial court rules against a Trump business, attack the judge as “Mexican”; if a federal judge rules against the “travel ban,” attack the “so-called judge.” If a Court of Appeals agrees about the travel ban, threaten to abolish it. If another judge halts the asylum rules, call him an “Obama judge.” If the chief justice mildly protests that the judiciary is independent, tell him he’s wrong.
executive-power  judicial-slapdown  Merrick-Garland  rule-of-law  norms  trump-authoritarian  congress-oversight  trump-judges  gop-complicit  trump-list  trump-impugnity 
may 2019 by Peony43
Giuliani’s remarkable admission about seeking Ukraine’s assistance for Trump - The Washington Post
Bloomberg has since added to the reporting, though, saying the investigation of the oligarch had been tabled long before Biden’s trips. It also noted that the Obama administration previously pressured the Ukrainian government to cooperate in a British investigation into the same oligarch — a decision that wouldn’t seem to have benefited Biden’s family.

What makes Giuliani’s trip different is the capacity he’s taking it in, and the more personal aims he appears to have. While the U.S. government gets involved in justice matters in other countries, Giuliani is not representing the U.S. government, but rather his client. That client happens to be the U.S. president. He’s also seeking to fuel specific investigations that he acknowledges carry political benefits for that client. (He then adds as an aside that maybe they might benefit the U.S. government, too).
trump-investigating-opponents  trump-Russia  Biden  Guiliani  trump-abuse-of-power  trump-corruption  trump-collusion  trump-impugnity  Ukraine  2020 
may 2019 by Peony43
Donald Trump’s Stormy Daniels tweets explain how rich men buy silence - Vox
Rich men don’t get consequences for sex, but women must always pay consequences.
hypocracy  trump-impugnity  trump-religious 
may 2018 by Peony43

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