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United States President Donald Trump says he has the legal right to interfere in criminal cases, raising questions about the independence of the American judicial system.Read more from ABC News
William Barr's Justice Department lowered the prison sentence recommendation for Roger Stone, a longtime ally of President Trump, in a move that's led to accusations of political interference.Read more from NPR.org
Perhaps they're forgetting that Trump appoints the new one.
Barr is under intense scrutiny by everyone.
The DOJ will be shooting themselves in the foot, because the honeymoon period of the new AG will last pretty much through to the election.
And frankly, the DOJ have fucked up enough elections for everyone's lifetime.
Imprisoned ex-Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich's sentence is expected to be commuted, sources familiar with the matter confirmed to NBC News. After months of speculation, President Donald Trump is believed to be making the move Tuesday. NBC News confirmed from two people familiar with the matter that Trump was planning to issue executive clemency for Blagojevich and an announcement was expected...Read more from NBC Chicago
The attorney general has communicated his posture to people inside and outside the White House, officials say, though it is unclear what he has told President Trump directly.Read more from MSN
If Donald Trump decides to free Roger Stone, his act of seemingly random kindness in pardoning a slew of criminals will look more like a smokescreen than a coincidence, writes David Lipson.Read more from ABC News
I googled "is US President chief law enforcement officer". It seems it all derives from ones understanding of Article II of the Constitution. There is so much opinion written on this, past case law, "expert" opinion, etc., that there was no way I could distill it all and present it here. If you agree with the article you posted, you'll find opinion to support it. If you agree with Trump, you'll find opinion to support him, and both opinions are formed from the wording of Article II, Section 2 of the Constitution. It gets even muddier when the Vesting Clause is invoked. As far as I can tell, whether or not one believes the President is the US Chief Enforcement Officer depends on ones political point of view and how one interprets the words of Article II, Sections 2 and 3 and the Vesting Clause.
Even your post says "Constitutional experts say the President is technically correct."
Sorry if this is muddled. My head got muddled just trying to understand what I was reading. Try it if you dare.
According to Article II of the Constitution the President has the following powers:
I think the problem comes from the utter vagueness that is "Wield the executive power".
Wield it how? And what exactly is that power?
In the hands of someone who has had so much power as an executive, it could literally mean anything to Trump.
But yeah, he can grant all the reprieves and pardons he wants!
The Founding Fathers of the Constitution never expected a wannabe monarch in the future. Almost had one with FDR but it was "fixed" with the 22nd Amendment.
Probably that could explain the vagueness.
The president's remarkable lawsuit against his own accountants and bankers can succeed only if the conservative majority intervenes on his behalf.Read more from The Atlantic