“President Trump and top White House officials are privately considering a controversial strategy to act without legal authority to enact new federal policies — starting with immigration,” administration officials tell Axios.
“The White House thinking is being heavily influenced by John Yoo, the lawyer who wrote the Bush administration’s justification for waterboarding after 9/11.”
“Yoo detailed the theory in a National Review article, spotted atop Trump’s desk in the Oval Office, which argues that the Supreme Court’s 5-4 DACA ruling last month ‘makes it easy for presidents to violate the law.'”
“The president has brought up the article with key advisers.”Save to Favorites