Trump attacks Justice Dept.
- Author: Leroy Wright Jun 09, 2017,
Jun 09, 2017, 0:17
Presenting President Donald Trump's stymied travel ban to the Supreme Court last week, the Department of Justice has requested the court reinstate the travel ban until justices could rule on its constitutionality in October.
Trump is urging the Justice Department to seek a more hardline version.
"These tweets may make some ppl feel better, but they certainly won't help OSG get 5 votes in SCOTUS, which is what actually matters".
Later, the mayor's spokesman said he was too busy to respond to Trump's "ill-informed" tweet.
Now I've said all along that the president is right that it's an incredibly valuable tool for him to reach his 31 million followers, amplified by endless media coverage.
Trump also stressed that his proposal was a "travel ban", a description his aides have disputed in the past.
Federal judges in Maryland and Hawaii suspended the ban, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit agreed with the Maryland judge that the order was discriminatory.
Americans may have grown accustomed to President Donald Trump's embarrassing Twitter forays, but how bad to mock London's mayor for attempting to keep his city calm after the attack and telling people not to be alarmed by the increased presence of police. NY lawyer George T. Conway III, whose wife is White House aide Kellyanne Conway, wrote that online statements "may make some ppl feel better", but won't help win a Supreme Court majority.
Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who serves as the deputy press secretary, justified this inconsistency during briefing Monday by saying Trump doesn't care what anyone calls it.
The constitutionality of that order has been found lacking both at the lower and appellate court levels. "Sad", Conway wrote, referring to the Office of the Solicitor General, which argues before the Supreme Court on behalf of the Trump administration.
George Conway had been considered for at least two high-ranking Justice Department jobs, including solicitor general, the government lawyer who represents the president at the Supreme Court.
The president has stepped up his calls for implementing the travel ban following the weekend attacks in London.
The first executive order banned entry to people from Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Yemen, Somalia and Sudan for 90 days and indefinitely banned refugees from Syria, while giving exceptions to religious minorities.The revised order dropped Iraq from the list, changed the Syrian refugee ban to 120 days and removed the religious exception.