The Enormous Emergency Powers a Lawless Trump Has at Hand His Predecessors Used With Restraint
We will begin with the unprecedented threat to our Constitution and rule of law that the tag team of President Trump and AG Barr pose as their private secret militarized police force begins a nationwide invasion of Democratically-led cities without congressional input or authorization headed by unqualified and unconfirmed lackeys and loyalists claiming to be defending the nation against a vague and ill-defined threat who are answerable only to Trump. Elizabeth Goitein, the co-director of the Liberty and National Security Program at the Brennan Center for Justice and author of The New Era of Secret Law, joins us to discuss her article at The Boston Globe “Yes, Trump Can Legally Deploy Troops to Suppress Protests”. We look into the activities of untrained government thugs in Portland who honed their skills on the border beating up Mexicans and Central Americans and are now turning their weapons on American citizens protesting for racial and social justice. And since this dangerous and cruel theater is designed to distract from Trump’s failure to protect Americans from the raging pandemic, the enormous emergency powers previous presidents had at hand were always restrained by the respect for the law and the Constitution that guided past presidents. But Trump has total disregard for the rule of law and has expressed a sadistic pleasure in hurting his opponents while brazenly pardoning his lieutenants and wishing a child sex trafficker well as a wanna-be mob boss would do so that they won’t rat him out.
A Plan to End Our Misguided Policy of Domination in the Middle East