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Judge Andrew Napolitano: Trump Violating US Constitution

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Fox News judicial analyst Andrew Napolitano says President Donald Trump is violating the U.S. constitution by funding the border wall with federal money not approved by Congress.

“After Congress expressly declined to give him that money, Trump signed into law – rather than vetoed – the legislation that denied him the funds he sought and then spent the money anyway,” Napolitano wrote in a scathing opinion piece for Fox News.

Napolitano also ripped Trump’s so-called “tariff” war with China.

“The question regarding presidential power has also been asked with respect to Trump’s imposition of sales taxes – Trump calls them tariffs – on nearly all goods imported into the United States from China. These are taxes that only Congress can constitutionally authorize.”

Trump’s abuse of presidential power, says Napolitano, has come up in previous administrations.

But Trump is setting a dangerous precedent.

“After years of faithless Congresses legally but unconstitutionally ceding power to the presidency, we have arrived where we are today,” Napolitano wrote. “[T]he Republicans who rejoice in this will weep over it when a Democrat is in the White House. No president should have unconstitutional powers.”

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