Trump bulldozes across the presidency’s red lines

Jul 2014
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#1
Trump has spent the last few weeks trying to bend to his will what are arguably three of the federal government’s least political institutions – the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve and Department of Justice. Frustrated by the organizations’ deliberate pace and the substance of their decision-making, Trump has tried to remake them in his own image. He’s purging staffers who disagreed with him, or whom he felt were insufficiently loyal at DHS, and he hopes to stock the Fed with vocal political allies who can do his bidding on monetary policy.

On immigration, Trump has never grasped why the U.S. government could not simply hold undocumented immigrants indefinitely as they awaited immigration court proceedings, according to one person close to DHS. This so-called “catch and release” policy frustrated him, as if the government’s due process should not extend to everyone on U.S. soil. The president reportedly clashed with now-ousted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as he sought to bar all asylum seekers from entering the country, in violation of existing law. Every president chafes at being stymied by Congress or the law, noted Timothy Naftali, a historian and former head of the Nixon Presidential Library. What makes Trump’s actions so unprecedented, he said, is the president’s reaction: Trump appears willing to steamroll through the constraints that American presidents have traditionally respected.

Trump’s behavior has differed sharply from most presidents since his earliest days in office, when he dismissed the intelligence community’s warnings about Russian election meddling. Months later, he fired the director of the FBI, a drastic step that soon launched the special counsel probe that he regularly denounces as a “witch hunt.” And it’s not just Trump: Top officials routinely implicate thousands of federal workers in a “deep state” conspiracy meant to undermine his presidency.

Cabinet secretaries live in fear of provoking the president’s volatile temper, and often seek to curry favor with their boss in high-profile, televised moments when they know he’ll be watching closely. Attorney General William Barr was the latest top official to cater to this “audience of one,” endorsing the president’s long-held and little-supported view that the FBI was “spying” on the Trump campaign during a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Trump bulldozes across the presidency’s red lines

Again, pretty much anything he touches is NOT NORMAL.

Sad that the Trump party continues to enable him over and over

If Obama had done 1/4 of the things Trump had done - The Trump party and Trump supporters would be screaming for him to be impeached.
 
Apr 2015
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Katmandu
#6
Trump has spent the last few weeks trying to bend to his will what are arguably three of the federal government’s least political institutions – the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve and Department of Justice. Frustrated by the organizations’ deliberate pace and the substance of their decision-making, Trump has tried to remake them in his own image. He’s purging staffers who disagreed with him, or whom he felt were insufficiently loyal at DHS, and he hopes to stock the Fed with vocal political allies who can do his bidding on monetary policy.

On immigration, Trump has never grasped why the U.S. government could not simply hold undocumented immigrants indefinitely as they awaited immigration court proceedings, according to one person close to DHS. This so-called “catch and release” policy frustrated him, as if the government’s due process should not extend to everyone on U.S. soil. The president reportedly clashed with now-ousted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as he sought to bar all asylum seekers from entering the country, in violation of existing law. Every president chafes at being stymied by Congress or the law, noted Timothy Naftali, a historian and former head of the Nixon Presidential Library. What makes Trump’s actions so unprecedented, he said, is the president’s reaction: Trump appears willing to steamroll through the constraints that American presidents have traditionally respected.

Trump’s behavior has differed sharply from most presidents since his earliest days in office, when he dismissed the intelligence community’s warnings about Russian election meddling. Months later, he fired the director of the FBI, a drastic step that soon launched the special counsel probe that he regularly denounces as a “witch hunt.” And it’s not just Trump: Top officials routinely implicate thousands of federal workers in a “deep state” conspiracy meant to undermine his presidency.

Cabinet secretaries live in fear of provoking the president’s volatile temper, and often seek to curry favor with their boss in high-profile, televised moments when they know he’ll be watching closely. Attorney General William Barr was the latest top official to cater to this “audience of one,” endorsing the president’s long-held and little-supported view that the FBI was “spying” on the Trump campaign during a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Trump bulldozes across the presidency’s red lines

Again, pretty much anything he touches is NOT NORMAL.

Sad that the Trump party continues to enable him over and over

If Obama had done 1/4 of the things Trump had done - The Trump party and Trump supporters would be screaming for him to be impeached.
DACA through DHS was certainly overreach and not normal and probably unconstitutional.

Obama's DOJ did whatever Obama wanted like joke of an investigation into Hillary's emails. Obama's DOJ advised state AGs not to enforce DOM and refused to defend it in court.

Obama's FED bought trillions in MBSs from his buddies at private Wall Street banks, which was illegal without Congressional approval.

Things have definitely improved under Trump, the law and order POTUS.
 
Likes: John T Ford
Jan 2015
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Ahh, spoken like the good little Trump cult member that you are John.

Seems like for sure are ok with trying to break laws over and over again.

I'm thinking that if Obama had tried to do that, you have already posted multiple threads about it.
Please explain what laws the President has broken.

Parroting fake news from some Trump hating Leftist is meaningless.

That isn't a topic.

That's parroting some bullshit opinion piece.
 
Nov 2015
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Trump has spent the last few weeks trying to bend to his will what are arguably three of the federal government’s least political institutions – the Department of Homeland Security, Federal Reserve and Department of Justice. Frustrated by the organizations’ deliberate pace and the substance of their decision-making, Trump has tried to remake them in his own image. He’s purging staffers who disagreed with him, or whom he felt were insufficiently loyal at DHS, and he hopes to stock the Fed with vocal political allies who can do his bidding on monetary policy.

On immigration, Trump has never grasped why the U.S. government could not simply hold undocumented immigrants indefinitely as they awaited immigration court proceedings, according to one person close to DHS. This so-called “catch and release” policy frustrated him, as if the government’s due process should not extend to everyone on U.S. soil. The president reportedly clashed with now-ousted DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen as he sought to bar all asylum seekers from entering the country, in violation of existing law. Every president chafes at being stymied by Congress or the law, noted Timothy Naftali, a historian and former head of the Nixon Presidential Library. What makes Trump’s actions so unprecedented, he said, is the president’s reaction: Trump appears willing to steamroll through the constraints that American presidents have traditionally respected.

Trump’s behavior has differed sharply from most presidents since his earliest days in office, when he dismissed the intelligence community’s warnings about Russian election meddling. Months later, he fired the director of the FBI, a drastic step that soon launched the special counsel probe that he regularly denounces as a “witch hunt.” And it’s not just Trump: Top officials routinely implicate thousands of federal workers in a “deep state” conspiracy meant to undermine his presidency.

Cabinet secretaries live in fear of provoking the president’s volatile temper, and often seek to curry favor with their boss in high-profile, televised moments when they know he’ll be watching closely. Attorney General William Barr was the latest top official to cater to this “audience of one,” endorsing the president’s long-held and little-supported view that the FBI was “spying” on the Trump campaign during a congressional hearing on Thursday.

Trump bulldozes across the presidency’s red lines

Again, pretty much anything he touches is NOT NORMAL.

Sad that the Trump party continues to enable him over and over

If Obama had done 1/4 of the things Trump had done - The Trump party and Trump supporters would be screaming for him to be impeached.
Why do you feel people have to follow tradition? Bizarre.
 
Jul 2014
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#9
DACA through DHS was certainly overreach and not normal and probably unconstitutional.

Obama's DOJ did whatever Obama wanted like joke of an investigation into Hillary's emails. Obama's DOJ advised state AGs not to enforce DOM and refused to defend it in court.

Obama's FED bought trillions in MBSs from his buddies at private Wall Street banks, which was illegal without Congressional approval.

Things have definitely improved under Trump, the law and order POTUS.
Weird how the courts have upheld the DACA act over and over again.

Actually, the Lynch recused herself from the Clinton email thing

But I get it, none of the Trump cult members here want to talk about the actual topic

Because they do best on any thread that is critical of him, is divert, over and over again.

And I guess you are fine with him throwing his OWN IA agencies under the bus over and over.
 
Jul 2013
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On a happy trail
#10
DACA through DHS was certainly overreach and not normal and probably unconstitutional.

Obama's DOJ did whatever Obama wanted like joke of an investigation into Hillary's emails. Obama's DOJ advised state AGs not to enforce DOM and refused to defend it in court.

Obama's FED bought trillions in MBSs from his buddies at private Wall Street banks, which was illegal without Congressional approval.

Things have definitely improved under Trump, the law and order POTUS.
If he was really for Law and Order then he would show the proof being asked to prove his history of being law abiding. He would lead by example instead of requiring the rest of us to show our proof when asked, while he renegs.
 

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