Saturday, February 16, 2019

NOT GOOD: Trump Blows Up His Best Legal Defense Of The Border Wall National Emergency

Right now some 9th Circuit Judge is thinking to himself, "Hey Mr President, you don't mind if I quote you in my ruling do you?":
In a freewheeling speech delivered entirely off-teleprompter, President Trump announced the inevitable end to this border wall shutdown showdown: the declaration of a national emergency.
But Trump just as well admitted, this is not a national emergency.
"I could do the wall over a longer period of time. I didn't need to do this, but I'd rather do this much faster," Trump said during his Rose Garden rant.
Somewhere in a White House office, the president's counsel is breathing into a bag and cracking open a bottle of bourbon.
In saying the quiet part out loud, Trump has single-handedly offered the dozens of legal teams preparing their lawsuits against the president the greatest gift he could give them. Even though Trump may have the objective legal right to declare a national emergency, admitting that he's unnecessarily doing so just to expedite the process of building the wall (or slats, or fences, or whatever semantics you so desire) will without a doubt be used against him.
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