Published: Wed, June 07, 2017
World Media | By Shelia Harmon

Legal experts to Trump on travel ban: Twitter hurting cause


David Lapan, a spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, told USA Today that the department was not crafting new vetting procedures because the courts had halted the executive order directing them to do so.

Next week, the ACLU lawyers will file a formal response in the Supreme Court, and Jadwat said he had not yet decided on how to handle the latest tweets.

Tisch endorsed Trump's call for a $1 trillion infrastructure investment program, agreeing with the president's assessment that U.S. airports lag those in other countries and should have runways, gates and terminals upgraded. Here is how that lawyer, Omar C. Jadwat, responded on Twitter to the President: "If we just wait long enough, will he tweet out a whole brief for us?" "The [point] can not be stressed enough that tweets on legal matters seriously undermine Admin agenda and POTUS - and those who support him, as I do, need to reinforce that [point] and not be shy about it".

What's remarkable is that Trump's logic regarding his Twitter feed isn't even the most tortured defense of his social media practices out there this morning.

It's unclear whether the president has conveyed his requests to the Justice Department, which he oversees, in a forum other than Twitter.

"Everything else Executive would normally win will be much, much harder", he added.

You can nearly hear Justice Elena Kagan making a deadly serious joke in oral argument, asking some hapless attorney from the solicitor general's office whether she should be calling the order a travel ban, as the president tweeted, or an executive order, as the lawyers have put it.

White House officials say Trump won't block former FBI Director James Comey from testifying Thursday in an open Senate session.

However Conway's husband, George Conway, a lawyer who withdrew last week from contention for a senior Justice Department job, said in a Twitter message that while Trump's tweets might "make some people feel better", they would not help the government get five votes in the Supreme Court. Still, the courts have also blocked that directive.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals as well as the 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals have heard arguments for and against the order that aims to prevent citizens from six majority-Muslim countries from entering the United States for a period of 90 days.

Trump has used attacks around the world to justify his pursuit of the travel and immigration ban, one of his first acts since taking office.

At the heart of the legal wrangling is whether Trump's proposed ban violates the Constitution by discriminating on the basis of religion.

Trump's latest tweets - which were later set to dramatic music and posted in a video on his Facebook page - will provide those challenging the ban more examples of post-election remarks and a stronger case that Trump's revised travel ban had the same objective as the original version.

Critics suing the government, including states and civil rights groups, say there is little national security justification for the move and the ban is discriminatory against Muslims.

"The courts have ruled and the courts said this abused the executive powers". The ruling leaned heavily on Trump's statements as a candidate, saying that they provided evidence about the president's true motivation.

And that fact could pose a legal problem for the Trump administration.

Let's be clear: There is NO ONE in the media who wants Trump to stop tweeting. Then what does he do?

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said later in a BBC radio interview that Khan "is entirely right to say what he said to reassure the people of his city about the presence of armed officers on the streets".

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