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Response to The Doctor. (Reply #31)

Sun Feb 19, 2012, 04:21 PM

32. All Departments have the power to push a political agenda.

 

There is nothing that separate the DOJ in that regard. Every Department also has the ability to be corrupted and politicized inappropriately.

The role of the Executive Branch is to implement and enforce the laws. From the whitehouse website:

The President is both the head of state and head of government of the United States of America, and Commander-in-Chief of the armed forces.

Under Article II of the Constitution, the President is responsible for the execution and enforcement of the laws created by Congress. Fifteen executive departments each led by an appointed member of the President's Cabinet carry out the day-to-day administration of the federal government. They are joined in this by other executive agencies such as the CIA and Environmental Protection Agency, the heads of which are not part of the Cabinet, but who are under the full authority of the President. The President also appoints the heads of more than 50 independent federal commissions, such as the Federal Reserve Board or the Securities and Exchange Commission, as well as federal judges, ambassadors, and other federal offices. The Executive Office of the President (EOP) consists of the immediate staff to the President, along with entities such as the Office of Management and Budget and the Office of the United States Trade Representative.

The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress, although Congress may override a veto with a two-thirds vote of both houses. The Executive Branch conducts diplomacy with other nations, and the President has the power to negotiate and sign treaties, which also must be ratified by two-thirds of the Senate. The President can issue executive orders, which direct executive officers or clarify and further existing laws. The President also has unlimited power to extend pardons and clemencies for federal crimes, except in cases of impeachment.


http://www.whitehouse.gov/our-government/executive-branch

The Departments, the Cabinet are under the full authority of the President. The DOJ is no exception.

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