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Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:49 PM

Trump's Greatest Fear

It must be clear by now that Trump refuses to sign off on Russian sanctions because he would have to acknowledge the possibility that his election is tainted...that his election isn't legitimate. He seems to fear this above all else.

Isn't it a requirement that the President sign off on legislation when that legislation is overwhelmingly approved by the Houses?

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Reply Trump's Greatest Fear (Original post)
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 OP
hlthe2b Feb 2018 #1
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 #3
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #2
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 #4
unblock Feb 2018 #5
The Velveteen Ocelot Feb 2018 #8
unblock Feb 2018 #9
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #6
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 #10
Turn CO Blue Feb 2018 #13
Gothmog Feb 2018 #7
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 #11
MontanaMama Feb 2018 #12
Motley13 Feb 2018 #14
Corgigal Feb 2018 #15
WiffenPoof Feb 2018 #16

Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:52 PM

1. sign off or follow the law? He did sign the sanctions bill so, yes, he is obligated to follow the

law, though there is probably wiggle room built into the bill (I didn't read it).

Obligated to sign off on legislation?--no, he can veto, but a 2/3 majority of house and senate can override.

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Response to hlthe2b (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:56 PM

3. Thanks

That makes sense.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:56 PM

2. There's no requirement that the president sign off on any legislation.

He can veto anything he wants - but if both houses have voted overwhelmingly for a bill, the president should be aware that his veto can be overridden. In the case of the Russia sanctions, however, although Congress voted overwhelming to impose them and Trump signed the bill, he just isn't doing anything; the sanctions have to be implemented through the State Department, which is part of the executive branch and which generally dances to Trump's tune when it dances at all. Here are some options, most of which probably won't happen. https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2018/01/30/even-if-trump-is-blatantly-ignoring-the-russia-sanctions-law-theres-not-a-lot-congress-can-do-about-it/?utm_term=.ec6d3d818536

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 02:58 PM

4. Well Researched

Thanks

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #2)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

5. who has standing to take the administration to court to try to compel enforcement of sanctions?

would congress have to do that? or certain members of congress?



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Response to unblock (Reply #5)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:10 PM

8. Good question. I'm not sure.

I'm thinking it might be Congress by means of a writ of mandamus; but even so, this Congress isn't going to do anything to thwart Trump - even make him comply with a law he signed.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #8)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:15 PM

9. right, seems odd, given that nearly all *republicans* voted for the sanctions bill.

but then, perhaps it was theater all along, at least the russian component of the sanctions (i think sanctions against north korea were in there as well, no real controversy there).

i suppose it was easy to figure that donnie could ignore the russian sanctions and maybe figure it wouldn't be a big issue, at least not for republican congresspeople, so no need for them to really return to the issue.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:07 PM

6. I always thought his greatest fear

was either a strong woman or a strong wind...





*Good post and point! I'm just funning with you.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:18 PM

10. LOL

Especially a strong wind.

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Response to MontanaMama (Reply #6)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:44 PM

13. HA!

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:10 PM

7. Putin has a great file on Trump that can be used at any time

Trump is in terror that Putin will use that file

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:20 PM

11. I'm Just Thinking To Myself...

...politics indeed, makes strange bedfellows.

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Response to Gothmog (Reply #7)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:20 PM

12. I just wish he'd use it already.

Not that the Deplorables would give a crap...they'd follow their dear leader over a cliff. It'd just be immensely satisfying for the rest of us.

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:53 PM

14. I think his biggest fear is pissing off the Russians, he owes them plenty of $ & they

can show the pee tape & who knows what else they have on him?

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Response to WiffenPoof (Original post)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:57 PM

15. His greatest fear

is that we find out he's probably broke, if the Russians didn't have a need to hide their funding, he and his kids wouldn't have a thing right now.

It might actually happen now, and I still don't know why he ran for a President. Like a cockroach asking for a flashlight. Stupid.

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Response to Corgigal (Reply #15)

Tue Feb 13, 2018, 03:59 PM

16. Cockroach and the Flashlight

Great description.

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