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RussBLib's Journal
RussBLib's Journal
August 16, 2020

Rewriting the Limits of Presidential Powers

Source: CBS News

As Mr. Trump stated in March, "I have the right to do a lot of things that people don't even know about."

We can't know for sure, but what the president appears to have been referring to are his presidential emergency action documents, often referred to as PEADs.

They originated in the Eisenhower administration as part of an effort to try to plan for a potential Soviet nuclear attack," Goitein said. "But since then, they've expanded to address other types of emergencies as well. No presidential emergency action document has even been released, or even leaked. Not even Congress has access to them, which is really pretty extraordinary when you consider that even the most highly-classified covert military and intelligence operations have to be reported to at least eight Members of Congress, the 'Gang of Eight.'"

Read more: https://www.cbsnews.com/amp/news/rewriting-the-limits-of-presidential-powers/

Saw this on the lead segment of CBS Sunday morning. They are claiming that there are these things called PEAD's that allow a president to do ANYTHING, including suspend the Constitution.

How is it that this is the first I've ever heard of these PEADs? And, I don't want to be alarmist, but under Trump?! All I can say is, you better not do it, Donald.
June 25, 2020

Excellent Biden speech today.

More like this, please, and more frequently.

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