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Jan 30 2017
Constitutional Crisis 9 Days In: Monday Night Massacre Comments (0)

Not-My-President Trump has already flirted with a constitutional crisis, first by Sally_Q._Yatesinstructing his subordinates at the CBP to ignore — ignore — a binding court order freezing parts of his Muslim ban, and now by firing acting A.G. Sally Yates.

Yates, as acting Attorney General, had said she would not uphold Trump's Muslim ban, which she isn't convinced is even legal.

In retaliation, Trump fired her and replaced her with a lackey, who will be a placeholder for Jeff Sessions, who is — impossibly — expected to be easily confirmed by the Senate in two days.

Until then, the new acting A.G. lacks some of the legal authority of Yates because she was not approved by Congress. But Trump does not care. He is all about score-evening. Check out the juvenile, banana-republic statement he authorized announcing Yates's departure:

“The acting Attorney General, Sally Yates, has betrayed the Department of Justice by refusing to enforce a legal order designed to protect the citizens of the United States. This order was approved as to form and legality by the Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel.

Ms. Yates is an Obama Administration appointee who is weak on borders and very weak on illegal immigration.

It is time to get serious about protecting our country. Calling for tougher vetting for individuals travelling from seven dangerous places is not extreme. It is reasonable and necessary to protect our country.

Tonight, President Trump relieved Ms. Yates of her duties and subsequently named Dana Boente, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, to serve as Acting Attorney General until Senator Jeff Sessions is finally confirmed by the Senate, where he is being wrongly held up by Democrat senators for strictly political reasons.

“I am honored to serve President Trump in this role until Senator Sessions is confirmed. I will defend and enforce the laws of our country to ensure that our people and our nation are protected,” said Dana Boente, Acting Attorney General.”

It is crystal-clear that Trump feels he, as POTUS, is 100% above the law.

This. Is. A. Coup.

The powers that be in the Senate need to impeach this man. We can not wait until 2018 and 2020 for him to be weakened and voted out.

For one thing — what makes you think he would leave by then?

 

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