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Donald Trump's constant, escalating test of the rule of law

In recent days, President Donald Trump has jumped into active legal cases, attacked legally supported investigations, and set his own political goals for legal conventions underlying the independent judicial system.Trump also hit a weekend tweet accusing the FBI of breaking into Michael Cohen's office, his lawyer being on his way to jail next year. The council was a court-declared vote. And last week, Trump raised doubts about the judicial system's apolitical independence by proposing that he could use a top Chinese executive awaiting extradition from Canada about fraud as a chip in his trade war. His commentary made that Canada, who first met Huawei Meng Wanzhou in a hard diplomatic space, raised questions about whether she would get fair processes and could undermine the United States criticism of how the legal systems in China and other totalitarian states are [1 9659002] Trump's challenge to legal standards is not new. For two years at the office, Trump has built a mountain of tweets, remarks and actions that not only test institutional constraints on presidential power but seem to undermine the constitutional standards he swore to maintain. His willingness to use his office's weight in such a way seems to increase the possibility of a constitutional imbrogli o at a time when several areas of Trump's public, political and business life are investigated. And it is likely to lead to damages to US justice infrastructure and the public support necessary for democratic and judicial institutions to maintain legitimacy even after he has…

In recent days, President Donald Trump has jumped into active legal cases, attacked legally supported investigations, and set his own political goals for legal conventions underlying the independent judicial system.

Trump also hit a weekend tweet accusing the FBI of breaking into Michael Cohen’s office, his lawyer being on his way to jail next year. The council was a court-declared vote.

And last week, Trump raised doubts about the judicial system’s apolitical independence by proposing that he could use a top Chinese executive awaiting extradition from Canada about fraud as a chip in his trade war.

His commentary made that Canada, who first met Huawei Meng Wanzhou in a hard diplomatic space, raised questions about whether she would get fair processes and could undermine the United States criticism of how the legal systems in China and other totalitarian states are [1

9659002] Trump’s challenge to legal standards is not new.

For two years at the office, Trump has built a mountain of tweets, remarks and actions that not only test institutional constraints on presidential power but seem to undermine the constitutional standards he swore to maintain.

His willingness to use his office’s weight in such a way seems to increase the possibility of a constitutional imbrogli o at a time when several areas of Trump’s public, political and business life are investigated.

And it is likely to lead to damages to US justice infrastructure and the public support necessary for democratic and judicial institutions to maintain legitimacy even after he has left office.

This opportunity seems to be behind Comey’s concerns.

“It’s not about Republicans and Democrats. This is about what it means to be an American,” Comey said after testing on Capitol Hill Monday.

“We must stop being stupid for it, whether you’re a Republican or Democrat, standing on your feet, overcoming your shame and saying something.”

No Resolved

Trump began to brag US legal and judicial system as soon as he moved into the White House, offensive judges who slowed his agenda and pressure on

President’s unconventional relationship to the law goes far beyond the many legal challenges of his presidency, transition and campaign and the unusual Number of Associated Citizens Having

He has been sued and sued countless times, often using the legal system and bankruptcy courts as a tactical tool like a real estate tycoon.

Trump has not been accused so far that Mueller has been guilty of mistakes or prosecutors elsewhere. He denies that he has done something wrong.

But it is extraordinary that he has been indirectly implicated by federal prosecutors in New York in co-operating with Cohen to pay hush money to women who accused him of affairs, contrary to campaign finance laws.

Another former Trump aide, his first security advisor Michael Flynn, will come on Tuesday to learn if he will imprison to lie to the FBI.

Unmatched for at least 40 years

Many presidents have had frustrations with the judiciary and criticized judges and Irish judges. Tensions between government branches are inherent in the US political system.

President Barack Obama caused a storm by prosecuting the police in Cambridge, Massachusetts, who arrested the African American Academy Henry Louis Gates Jr. in their own home. He was also criticized for criticizing the Supreme Court against the Citizens United decision. President Bill Clinton whipped up a four-star with his forgiveness of volatile finance minister Marc Rich and was insulted to oath.

But no modern president has picked up a disc like Trump, which has compromised the integrity of the legal system he is titled for obviously personal and political reasons.

“I think at least go back 40 years, there is no comparison you can do with regard to the exam,” said Rudy Mehrbani, senior adviser at the non-partisan Brennan Center for Justice at the New York University School of Law.

“He does not respect the judiciary and rule of law that we expect and need presidents to … He only weighs in for what I think is clear political parties for partisans.”

The President has publicly liked to conceal the possibility of forgiveness in advance his former campaign chairman Paul Manafort who faces prison this year.

In tirades that are more typical of a despot, he has demanded his political enemies, I am directed by the Justice Department. He shines when the crowd sings “unlock her” in reference to Hillary Clinton at his collections.

His pardon of Arizona Sheriff Joe Arpaio and Conservative Polemicist Dinesh D & Souza was criticized as a purely partisan game to please his bass. [19659029] In November, he struck a judge at the US Appeals Court for the ninth circle as an “Obama judge” after violating the administration’s asylum policy. In an extremely rare case, Chief Justice John Roberts issues a statement that contradicts the President’s remarks.

Trump responded by proposing the breakthrough of the Ninth Circuit.

Trump accused the 2017 judge of countering the fight against terrorism by turning his executive orders on immigration.

Trump did not even expect him to be president to kill the court. In 2016, he appointed US born judge Gonzalo Curiel of Trump University, the civilian armed forces, and argued for his Mexican heritage, which meant he could not deliver a fair judgment.

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Trump’s challenge to the rule of law has not been restricted to the judiciary.

For two years he has been leaning hard at the Justice Department. His steak with former lawyer general Jeff Sessions was that he returned to the Russian Probe in accordance with departmental norms.

He properly opposed the AT & T and Time Warner merger before his fair department launched an unsuccessful attempt to stop it. AT & T is the parent company of CNN. The president has also threatened to terminate broadcast licenses for television stations carrying news he dislikes.

Then there has been irreversible effort for the Mueller and FBI demons in an obvious campaign to underestimate any critical conclusions from Russia’s investigation. According to Comey, the president asked him to fly Flynn easily. The firing of the former FBI chief triggered the appointment of Mueller and an investigation as to whether Trump hindered justice.

Trump has often given the impression that he sees the Justice Department because of loyalty to him rather than the rule of law.

“So often, the president would say that this is what I want to do, and here’s how I want to do that,” said former state secretary Rex Tillerson in one of his first public appearances since leaving the administration.

“And I would have to say to him, “Mr President, I understand what you want to do, but you can not do it that way. It’s against the law,” said Tillerson.

Trump supporters often argue that critics take their tweets and comments seriously. And they reject all Comey criticisms, as many conservatives accuse to give Clinton a passport to their email server.

Democrats are still smoking on the former FBI boss because they think he handed over the White House to Trump by opening the Clinton Sunday before the election.

Trump backers, who chose someone to shake up what they saw as a corrupt political establishment either do not perceive a threat to the rule of law – or really do not care so much. Their views on Trump’s behavior are also filtered through the conservative media machine. And the president’s approval rating of 80% and higher among the Republicans offers him a security network with his political base.

But there is a growing expectation of a legal report in Washington, as Mueller seems to be targeting the president as he approaches the end of his investigation.

This means that Trump has probably made its most grave test for the judicial system and the rule of law.

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