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Wednesday, June 12, 2019

Yes, it is

...and it is wildly incompetent, too.  Trump's lawyers continue to pound the table because they have nothing else.

But, notably, this kind of argument undermines the image of the "3-dimensional chess Trump who won't leave office he'll defy the courts, too," nonsense. Trump is not going to win in court because he's President and you're not. He didn't at the trial level, and he won't at the Supreme Court level (unless Roberts wants to throw all the legitimacy of his Court out the window.  And for what?)  He's not going to get any support from the rest of the government to go completely extra-governmental. That's what this legal argument is (whether Trump understands it or not): an appeal to the courts to make Trump king.

Good luck with that.


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