Trump attacks Justice Dept.


"I think Sadiq Khan is doing a good job, and it's wrong to say anything else - he's doing a good job", she said, despite the pair being from opposite political parties.

"These tweets may make some (people) feel better, but they certainly won't help (the solicitor-general) get 5 votes in (the Supreme Court), which is what actually matters".

Trump says he picked the seven (now six) countries covered by the travel ban because they were on a list of nations excluded from the visa waiver program as sponsors of terrorism or havens for terrorists.

Another case related to the second executive order is pending in a Hawaii appeals court, which resulted from the decision of a lower court to block Trump's order.

Accusing Trump of bias, they said the US President did not take action against those countries due to vested interest, citing his business ties with the Gulf.

Kellyanne's husband wrote, "good analysis" when offering up a link to that article, so there was no doubt about him agreeing with the speculation being presented by the Washington Post writer. So that's some unsolicited legal advice for the president.

Those tweets undermine an earlier statement by Trump's communications team, and emphasize the struggle with communicating for a President who is known for his off-the-cuff ability to reach out to his followers directly on Twitter.

Neal Katyal, a former acting US solicitor general and the lead attorney representing challengers in a case from Hawaii, weighed in on Twitter that Trump's actions were working in favor of Katyal's case.

"And then some who are a little bit more wide in their expectations than I am go as far as saying they could even consider on some circumstances potentially Sonya Sotomayor joining a majority in upholding the president's travel ban", he adds.

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"The Justice Dept. should have stayed with the original Travel Ban, not the watered down, politically correct version they submitted to S.C.", Trump said.

Not so, the Justice Department has argued, insisting the temporary ban is based on credible national security concerns unrelated to religion, and his campaign statements should be ignored.

Trump also confirmed on the social media platform that the executive order is indeed a travel ban. But Trump on Monday shelved that argument.

The revised travel ban, set to take effect on March 16 before it was blocked by a court, dropped Iraq from the list of covered countries, removed a provision exempting religious minorities from the ban and made clear it doesn't apply to legal permanent U.S. residents, also known as "green card" holders.

"That's right, we need a TRAVEL BAN for certain risky countries, not some politically correct term that won't help us protect our people!", Trump's tweet read.

The travel ban is security theater, created to look tough on terrorism without doing much about it. Trump confuses political incorrectness with seriousness. "We have constant attacks going on, not just there, but across the globe, and we have to start putting national security and global security at an all-time high", she said.

"Trump will use every terrorist attack to argue the United States needs to get tougher on border enforcement".

Or worse, according to former George W. Bush ethics counsel Richard Painter, a University of Minnesota law professor and ardent Trump critic.