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WH Counsel actively looking into declaring emergency to build border wall

Nothing will come of it because Trump is inept, but the fact trickydick01/08/19
"Napolitano cited the Supreme Court decision during the Trum backfromthedead01/08/19
Office of Legal Counsel is generally considered less partisa jorgedeclaro01/08/19
Yeah, that fact made me laugh at Trump tweeting about how mu whatnext01/08/19
Trump has the Scumbag trait of being incapable of understand exnite01/08/19
trickydick (Jan 8, 2019 - 2:10 am)

Nothing will come of it because Trump is inept, but the fact that this is even being considered is a paradigm shift. There have been so many examples of nations slipping into outright dictatorship when the heads of government or heads of state used “emergency powers” to implement reforms. Only an imbecile could possibly think this was a good idea.



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backfromthedead (Jan 8, 2019 - 7:31 am)

"Napolitano cited the Supreme Court decision during the Truman administration that struck down then-President Harry Truman's efforts to nationalize the steel industry via a national emergency declaration. Several Democrats have used that precedent to raise legality concerns about Trump's threat to declare a national emergency."
https://thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/424261-napolitano-if-trump-bypasses-congress-on-border-hes-not-a-president

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jorgedeclaro (Jan 8, 2019 - 1:07 pm)

Office of Legal Counsel is generally considered less partisan than the rest of the White House. Youngstown Steel is definitely a problem for any attempt by Trump to claim a national emergency to build the wall.

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whatnext (Jan 8, 2019 - 1:15 pm)

Yeah, that fact made me laugh at Trump tweeting about how much steel will benefit today. I wonder if anyone's sat him down to try and explain Youngstown Steel to him.

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exnite (Jan 8, 2019 - 1:26 pm)

Trump has the Scumbag trait of being incapable of understanding conceptual information

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